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Jun 11, 2009

Nicaraguan festival hosts animal welfare milestone

At the Eighth National Earth Festival, Nicaragua's senators pledged unanimous support for the development of a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW), signalling a national commitment to animal welfare.

May 28, 2009

New guidelines offer lifeline to stray dogs

New stray dog control guidelines adopted by the World Organisation for Animal Health ask all 174 member states to use humane methods as a matter of urgency – good news for the world's estimated 400 million stray dogs.

May 27, 2009

Act now: Situation remains critical for Egypt’s pigs

Information from Cairo suggests that more than half the pig population has been culled, despite there being no proven link between pigs and swine flu transmission. WSPA fears that brutal culling methods continue.

May 26, 2009

WSPA protest Icelandic whaling season

On Tuesday 26 May, as Iceland’s whalers prepared start their annual whale hunt, WSPA joined forces with other whale welfare charities to protest outside the Icelandic Embassy in London, UK.

May 21, 2009

Princess Elizabeth de Croy, 1921-2009

WSPA has received the sad news that Princess Elizabeth de Croy died on 18 May 2009. Princess Elizabeth worked tirelessly for animals all around the world for more than 40 years.

May 21, 2009

WSPA's Annual General Meeting 2009

The Annual General Meeting of the World Society for the Protection of Animals will be held on 2 June 2009 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Chelsea Old Town Hall. All interested parties are welcome.

May 19, 2009

Stop the brutal pig slaughter in Egypt

Egyptian authorities are undertaking an unacceptably cruel assault on the pig population in Cairo. WSPA has written a strong letter to the Prime Minister of Egypt, calling for an end to the mass cull. Learn how you too can take action.

May 18, 2009

Take action: Protect the whaling ban, protect whales!

On 22 June over 80 governments will meet to decide the future of the world’s whales. More than 25 years after the global ban on commercial whaling was passed, these intelligent mammals are in danger once more.

May 15, 2009

Ministerial support boosts animal welfare in Brazil

The Brazilian Ministry of Environment has backed the development of a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare, moving the whole country towards recognising the importance of how we treat animals.