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New report from Vietnam exposes persistent use of bear bile

Nov 23, 2010
A newly-released report, compiled by WSPA’s Vietnamese member society, Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV), reveals that a shocking 22.5% of people surveyed in Hanoi had used bear bile in the last two years, despite the 1994 official ban on the product.

WSPA Opposes the Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon

Nov 5, 2010
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has joined a number of animal protection organizations to oppose the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) potential approval of genetically engineered (GE) salmon, also named AquAdvantage salmon, for human consumption.

WSPA Hails New ISO Standard as First to Promote Animal Welfare

Nov 1, 2010
The International Organization for Standardization has just announced the launch of ISO Standard 26000 for all organizations, acknowledging animal welfare as integral to social responsibility.

Balkasar open for bears: Pakistan’s new WSPA-funded bear sanctuary

Nov 1, 2010
A new WSPA-funded sanctuary to house Pakistan’s remaining baiting bears has now officially opened.

WSPA supports campaign to protect dogs in Missouri

Oct 21, 2010
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) supports the “YES! on Prop. B” campaign, an initiative endorsed by a coalition of numerous individuals and organizations that urges Missouri citizens to vote “YES” on ballot proposition B (Prop. B) and protect dogs throughout the state. Prop. B, also known as the “Puppy Mill Initiative,” will appear on Missouri’s ballot on Nov. 2.

A boost for black bear rescue in Tennessee

Oct 21, 2010
Over the past couple of years, WSPA has been carrying out in depth organizational development for some of our partner organizations around the world to help them become more effective and sustainable. In the US, WSPA has been working with member society Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR), an American black bear rehabilitation and education organization, located just outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

WSPA report reveals plight of captive dolphins in holiday hotspots

Oct 15, 2010
Throughout Mexico and the Dominican Republic, holiday meccas for North American and European tourists, a bleak picture of life for the dolphins in captivity has been uncovered by a new WSPA report.

WSPA and SPHERE India working together:

Oct 15, 2010
WSPA was recently approached by Sphere India, a national coalition of humanitarian agencies working in India, and asked to contribute our animal welfare expertise and leadership following flash flooding and mud slides in Kashmir which have affected more than 23 villages that depend on nearly 14,000 animals for their livelihoods.

WSPA endorses campaign to protect animals in Arizona

Oct 12, 2010
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has endorsed the “No on 109” campaign to help protect animals in Arizona. This campaign has received support from animal welfare, wildlife conservation, and environmental groups, and local businesses; it urges Arizonans to vote “No” on Proposition 109 (Prop. 109), which will appear on Arizona’s ballot on Nov. 2.

Boston Joins Worldwide Protest of Japan’s Dolphin Slaughter

Oct 7, 2010
Supporters of the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS), Massachusetts Animal Rights Coalition (MARC) and Cetacean Society International (CSI) will today join the 6th annual international protest to denounce Japan’s dolphin slaughter during “Japan Dolphin Day”.

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