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May 13, 2009

Swine flu- WSPA disputes need for pig cull

Egypt is still culling pigs despite there being no known link between the recent outbreak of swine flu and pigs. News on the spread of swine flu continues to develop, but there have been no significant discoveries that directly concern pigs, pig farming or pork products.

May 12, 2009

Animal welfare accepted in halal guidelines

Animal welfare guidelines presented to the World Halal Forum 2009 by a WSPA team were very well received last week. They will be considered as part of a benchmark for the halal industry worldwide.

Apr 21, 2009

Catalonian public demands end to bullfighting

Anti-bullfighting feeling in Catalonia has generated a campaign uniting thousands of citizens behind a ban. Together, they have forced a vote in the regional parliament.

Apr 17, 2009

Orissa disaster relief operation- update

WSPA’s emergency field team remain in Orissa State, working hard to provide emergency food, shelter and veterinary first aid to animals affected by the recent tornado.

Apr 9, 2009

Dancing bears- prevention not cure

Having trained over 800 forest department staff in anti-poaching methods, WSPA is focusing on crime-prevention and awareness in our efforts to end bear dancing in India. We aim to ensure cubs never leave their forest homes.

Apr 7, 2009

Protect seals: act now before critical EU vote!

Negotiations for a European Union-wide ban on the sale and import of seal products are reaching a critical climax in May. Please help ensure that a total ban – the only humane option – is adopted.

Apr 7, 2009

Animal health critical in devastated rural India

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.