Nearly 30,000 animals – 10,224 sheep and 17,932 cattle – have reportedly drowned as the Panamanian-flagged ship Danny F II sank off the coast of Lebanon yesterday.
The tornado that hit 11 villages in Orissa State, India, at the end of March uprooted trees and lifted people 30 feet into the air. WSPA’s emergency response team arrived just days later, equipped to help.
A recent outbreak of rabies on this otherwise idyllic island has seen government authorities rush headlong into a mass elimination programme – except they’re focussed on eliminating dogs, not rabies.
Now is your chance to help end the cruel blood sport of bullfighting in Catalonia, Spain, for good! Support the Catalonian people’s Prou (‘enough’) campaign to protect bulls and horses from violence.
A citizens’ advocacy campaign in Catalonia has resulted in local politicians approving a debate on changes to the Catalan Animal Protection Law, extending it to include the bulls and horses used in bullfights.
Anti-bullfighting feeling in Catalonia has generated a campaign uniting thousands of citizens behind a ban on this blood sport. Together, they have forced a vote in the regional parliament.
In a landmark decision, MPs from all four of Canada's political parties have unanimously adopted a motion which calls on the government to support (in principle) the development of a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare.
A simulated disaster relief operation in Costa Rica has tested years of preparation between WSPA and local agencies, gauging both our ability and the community’s readiness to care for animals if the Turrialba volcano were to erupt.
Bali’s dogs are dying. They urgently need your help. The authorities, in a kneejerk reaction to suspected human rabies cases, are culling dogs – both strays and pets. Please sign our petition.
WSPA Asia’s disaster management team is currently in Bihar, North East India, treating animals that have been rendered temporarily homeless by recent floods in the area.
The EU has announced support for a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare – a major breakthrough for the recognition of animal welfare as a globally important issue.
31 July 2009: An Asiatic black bear held illegally on a bear bile farm is on his way to a sanctuary today, thanks to a WSPA-funded microchipping and monitoring programme.
The New Zealand Government revealed earlier today that agreement with Saudi Arabia to re-open the way for the export of live sheep for slaughter.
Norway’s 2010 whaling quota is their largest since choosing to defy the International Whaling Commission’s ban on commercial whaling. But as Norway increases its hunt, WSPA’s defence of whale welfare is growing.
See pictures from an exciting WSPA project in Tanzania, which seeks to prevent dangerous conflict between humans and elephants near the scenic Mkumi National Park.
New research has revealed that potential value adding opportunities for Australia are being lost due to trade distortions in the live sheep export trade, with the more humane and more profitable sheep meat processing industry suffering as a result.
Footage taken by the Bioresource Research Centre has proven that bear baiting events are taking place in Punjab and resulted in corruption investigations.
Secret footage smuggled out of Namibia reveals the brutal reality of the Namibian seal hunt.
WSPA and governments supporting a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare have hosted meetings at United Nations headquarters. Watch a video highlighting the vital link between animal welfare and sustainable development here.
WSPA has joined animal welfare organisations around the world in condemning the Australian Government’s decision to allow the religious ritual slaughter of conscious animals to continue in some abattoirs.