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Catalonia makes history by banning bullfights

Jul 28, 2010
Today’s vote to ban bullfighting in Catalonia is a momentous victory for the global animal welfare movement and marks a clear shift in attitudes towards cruel ‘sports’.

140,000 people, 120 countries, 1 message: Ban bullfighting now

Jul 26, 2010
WSPA has handed over a letter expressing international support for the ILP in Catalonia, to Ernest Benach, the President of the Catalonian Parliament. The letter has been signed by over 140,000 supporters from 120 countries, calling for an end to bullfighting in Catalonia.

Haiti: A Six-Month Update

Jul 12, 2010
Thanks to the generous donations from WSPA supporters, our disaster management team – as part of the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH) – has made great strides in providing disaster relief to the animals and people of Haiti during the past six months.

Way to Go, Ohio!

Jul 7, 2010
Last month, we asked for our supporters’ help with collecting 600,000 signatures to support a citizen-backed ballot measure to protect farm animals in Ohio.

Tragic day for humpback whales

Jun 25, 2010
The IWC has buckled under pressure, giving Greenland permission to kill 9 humpback whales each year

Whale welfare put on the table at the IWC

Jun 24, 2010
Animal welfare was put firmly on the table at this year’s meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC). Championed by the UK delegation and further highlighted by Norwegian animal groups, the concern for whale welfare was met with great support.

Whales granted reprieve at International Whaling Commission

Jun 23, 2010
The IWC has postponed its vote on a deal that could have lifted the international ban on whaling

Animals Matter to Broadway Star John Tartaglia

Jun 22, 2010
Tony Award Nominated actor, puppeteer, producer, writer joins Simon Cowell, Ricky Gervais, Leona Lewis and others to support WSPA’s “Animals Matter to Me” campaign

Sir Paul McCartney says cruel slaughter of whales must end

Jun 21, 2010
Sir Paul McCartney has joined the global battle to save whales and the whaling ban.

Outrage against Norway’s whaling: Over 101,000 people call for an end to cruelty

Jun 17, 2010
Over 101,000 people from more than 120 countries have signed WSPA’s open letter calling on Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg to end the country’s cruel commercial whaling. This is the largest public outcry against Norway’s whaling since it resumed in 1993.

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