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Going the distance for transported animals

Apr 21, 2010
As we enter a new phase in our campaign to end live exports, join us in celebrating the successes of the Handle with Care campaign and in looking to a future of determined action against the cruelty of long distance transport.

Tiffani Thiessen teams with WSPA to educate consumers on choosing humane foods

Apr 13, 2010
Actress Tiffani Thiessen, star of the TV series “White Collar,” has taped a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) for WSPA to educate the public about reading labels on meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products to see which ones signify that animals were raised humanely. The PSA is running on both cable and network television stations across the U.S. market.

California Residents: Help End the Sale of Illegal Whale Meat in Japan

Mar 26, 2010
Despite the 1986 ban on commercial whaling adopted by the International Whaling Commission (IWC), Japan continues to hunt hundreds of whales annually under its so-called “scientific” whaling program – and then sells the meat for commercial profit.

Animal groups pledge $1.1M dollars for long-term animal relief efforts in Haiti

Mar 10, 2010
The Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH) announced a $1.1 million-dollar agreement with the Haitian government aimed at improving animal welfare conditions and repairing the country’s damaged veterinary capacity in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of January 12.

WSPA launches new website to educate Traditional Asian Medicine users on bear farming

Mar 2, 2010
More than 12,000 endangered Asiatic black bears are cruelly confined in bear farms, facilities at which many are kept in tiny cages and their bile is regularly extracted and sold for use in Traditional Asian Medicine (TAM). Farmed bears show extremely high levels of stereotypic (repetitive) behavior such as bar biting, rocking, and rubbing against the bars of the cage. They have also been witnessed to have sores, injuries, diseases and other health problems related to confinement.

WSPA condemns SeaWorld.

Mar 1, 2010
A killer whale has killed its trainer revealing the serious welfare risk to both people and animals for the sake of entertainment. WSPA urges you not to visit marine mammals in captivity and instead help them flourish in the wild.

No to damaging whaling deals

Feb 25, 2010
WSPA prepares for a special make-or-break meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

Animals Matter to India

Feb 19, 2010
India joins the campaign for a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW).

Update: Israel postpones vote on world’s first fur ban. Keep the pressure on.

Feb 19, 2010
Wednesday’s vote in the Knesset – the legislative branch of the Israeli government – has been postponed for two weeks to give civil servants more time to research the issue.

Saving strays in Sierra Leone

Feb 17, 2010
Mark Whitfield, a British paramedic and mechanic is taking a mobile clinic to Sierra Leone to save stray dogs from a life of cruelty and neglect.

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