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Take Action: Stop Icelandic Whaling

Feb 11, 2011
WSPA and several other groups recently petitioned the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of the Interior to impose trade sanctions against Iceland.

Freedom for three more bears

Feb 8, 2011
On Jan. 30, WSPA member society the Bioresource Research Centre (BRC) rescued three more bears from bear baiting in Pakistan, and transported them to the newly-opened Balkasar Sanctuary.

Japanese whalers conduct 2011’s first hunts

Feb 3, 2011
Despite a late start to this year’s whaling season, activists have seen a Japanese fleet hunt in a designated sanctuary.

Latest bear cub rescue: Two sloth bear cubs seized in Orissa

Jan 24, 2011
WSPA led an undercover operation in Orissa, India with its local member society, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and the local police to save two sloth bear cubs from a cruel life of bear ‘dancing’.

Petition to end a captive dolphin program on the Las Vegas strip

Jan 21, 2011
Join WSPA in petitioning for the rehabilitation and release of three male dolphins that are being held at the Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, and asking The Mirage to discontinue its dolphin program calling.

WSPA answers call for help in global floods

Jan 18, 2011
Flooding of historic proportions in several parts of the world has required the assistance of WSPA and its member societies in various relief and rescue operations.

WSPA supporters help earn victory for sharks

Jan 14, 2011
WSPA asked supporters to sign a petition requesting the U.S. Senate’s support for bill S. 850, the Shark Conservation Act of 2009. And, they listened – the bill passed the Senate by unanimous consent and was signed into law by President Obama.

WSPA provides aid to animals affected by Colombia’s disaster

Jan 14, 2011
Colombia’s end-of-year rainy season, combined with La Niña weather phenomenon, has caused the worst flooding in the country in nearly 40 years. For the past several months, WSPA has been addressing the current animal welfare need in the hardest-hit regions.

One year later: WSPA assesses the impact of animal relief work in Haiti

Jan 10, 2011
Since last January, WSPA has been on the ground in the Haiti, addressing the needs of its surviving animal population and broken veterinary infrastructure.

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