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65,000 dogs saved in Bali

Jun 15, 2010
Veterinary teams have vaccinated more than 40,000 dogs against rabies in Bali, saving more than 65,000 from government culls.

Appalling new footage shows cruelty of Norwegian whaling

Jun 15, 2010
New footage gathered by WSPA shows the brutal reality of whaling in Norway, and demonstrates why the international ban on commercial whaling must not be lifted. Act now: we have 24 hours to register our demand to stop this cruel and unnecessary practice.

WSPA endorses historic Ohio initiative for farm animals

Jun 7, 2010
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has endorsed a citizen-backed ballot initiative being promoted by Ohioans for Humane Farms - a coalition of animal protection organizations, veterinarians, family farmers, food safety and environmental advocates - to help end some of the cruelest factory farming practices in the state of Ohio.

Ricky Gervais Partners with WSPA to End Bullfighting

May 28, 2010
Today, actor, producer and writer Ricky Gervais has partnered with the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) to call for an end to the cruel practice of bullfighting, and urge tourists to stop supporting such brutality on their travels.

Animals Matter to Tiffani Thiessen and Audrey Landers

May 24, 2010
Actresses join Simon Cowell and Leona Lewis to support WSPA’s “Animals Matter to Me” Campaign

Sit, Stay and Roll over Laughing for WSPA

May 10, 2010
Comedian Claude Stuart assembles “Animals of Comedy” show to benefit WSPA

New WSPA iPhone app puts humane food options in the hands of consumers

May 4, 2010
Trying to find humane food at your local grocery store or restaurant? There’s an app for that.

Urge President Obama to protect whales, not whaling

Apr 29, 2010
This March, members of an International Whaling Commission (IWC) working group met to discuss the future of the commission, including a deal that would reinstate commercial whaling and spell disaster for whales. WSPA is adamantly opposed to this deal and fighting to save the ban on commercial whaling.

IWC proposal could harpoon commercial whaling ban

Apr 23, 2010
The International Whaling Commission (IWC) has published a proposal which could destroy the 24-year ban on commercial whaling. The plan, based on a deal being championed by the US, would give the green light to Japan, Norway and Iceland to cruelly slaughter almost 1,400 whales next year, and close to 13,000 over the next ten years.

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