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FDA approves products from cloned animals
After recommending a voluntary moratorium in 2001, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week that it has deemed cloned animals “safe to eat after seven years of study.

Act now to stop animal cloning
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is poised to announce that animals can be cloned for food and sold without labels indicating the origin.

WSPA Opposes Sale of Products from Animal Clones
WSPA, the world’s largest federation of animal welfare organizations, urges the public to take action in the wake of the draft assessment by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which moves the nation closer to the widespread sale of meat and dairy products from animal clones and their offspring.

WSPA rejects temporary suspension of live cattle exports from Australia to Indonesia
Australian Minister for Agriculture, Senator Joe Ludwig, has stated that he will work with the live export industry with the aim of resuming the trade within six months.

Going the distance for transported animals
Over the last two years, the Handle with Care coalition campaign – led by WSPA – has successfully worked towards an end to the long distance transport of live animals.

Farm animal victory in the USA
WSPA congratulates member societies the Humane Society of the United States and the Farm Sanctuary for their work, along with other US-based animal welfare groups, in improving the lives of thousands of farm animals.

WSPA partners with Sphere India to help the animals of Kashmir survive the winter
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.

Asia Pacific Disaster Update: WSPA responds to animal emergency
The World Society for the Protection of Animals’ (WSPA) disaster response team has been able to relieve the suffering of hundreds of animals caught up in the natural disasters in Asia Pacific through the provision of much needed food and medical care.

The violent treatment of sheep in Egypt
Harrowing new footage revealing the violent treatment of Australian sheep exported to Egypt has the World Society for the Protection of Animals calling for an end to Australian live exports to the country.

Delivering Aid to Animals: WSPA responds to five global disasters in 2010
With nearly 30 years of treating animals in post-disaster situations, WSPA has been involved in some of the world’s most devastating disaster relief efforts - including the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

WSPA endorses historic Ohio initiative for farm animals
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.

Ecuador volcano - WSPA distributes food to animals
WSPA’s intervention was delivered by its Member Society Fundación de Protección Animal Ecuador (FPA) who distributed food to cattle and pigs, as well as dogs in a newly created shelter which was set up as a result of an influx of displaced dogs into the town of Cotaló.

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