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New, comprehensive text on long distance transport launched
The largest and most comprehensive academic reference text on the long distance transport of animals for slaughter was presented to almost 100 of the world’s Chief Veterinary Officers in a reception on May 26 2008.

Factory farming encourages global poverty
A new report by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) says that far from benefiting those suffering from poverty and hunger - as once promoted by Governments and Development Agencies - factory farming is actually part and parcel of the poverty problem.

Humane slaughter agreement signed In China
We are proud to be partnering with APSRI and commend them for their recognition of farm animal welfare as a critical issue of the future. The organizations will also work with relevant Chinese government agencies to establish humane slaughter legislation and codes of practice.

WSPA helps shoppers find humane foods
As part of our campaign to put an end to the cruel and unsustainable practices of factory farming, WSPA USA’s is making it easier for shoppers to find animal-friendly products at the supermarket with a food label classification system and searchable database of humane foods at major US grocery stores.

WSPA responds to disaster alerts in Mexico and Indonesia
WSPA funded veterinarians have been working in partnership with the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) assessment and intervention team in the region for the last two weeks with success.

Plan your next meal out with WSPA’s new Restaurant Database
This year, the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is encouraging holiday diners to seek out their next meal using our new database dedicated to identifying restaurants that serve humanely raised meat and dairy products.

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.

New Report from Vietnam Exposes Ongoing use of Bear Bile
Bear bile is still widely available in the country, where approximately 3,600 bears continue to be kept under terrible conditions in bear “farms, which also prohibited by Vietnamese law since 2005.

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.

New livestock teaching farm opens in Indonesia
The opening of the new farm on May 3rd marks a step towards the full recovery of animal welfare facilities in the devastated region.

WSPA announces new Director General
Today, WSPA has a presence in over 150 countries around the world and the commitment displayed by every member of this alliance has allowed for some truly impressive achievements – the sound of so many voices speaking on individual issues has been a powerful tool for advancing global animal welfare.

Animal welfare on the agenda for developing countries
Last week the G77 – a loose coalition of 130 developing countries represented at the United Nations – hosted their first ever ambassador-level briefing on animal welfare issues and how they impact on human livelihoods.

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