Press Releases

World Society for the Protection of Animals recommended for General consultative status at the United Nations
27/05/2013 - The United Nations has upgraded WSPA’s status to General Consultative status making us the first International animal welfare organisation to hold this prestigious position.

WSPA Brazil holds international event to promote animal welfare best practice
- WSPA Brazil holds international event with Ministry of Agriculture and São Paulo State University to promote animal welfare best practice in livestock breeding, transportation and slaughter.

Tourists handling captive sea turtles face health risks
04/02/2013 - Tourists encountering captive sea turtles while on holiday face health risks, according to new research published this week by the London-based Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

New evidence reveals that popular tourist attraction, the Cayman turtle farm has known of, but publicly denied animal suffering and disease since July 2012
28/01/2013 - Two new reports confirm that animal suffering is a major issue at the Cayman Turtle Farm, the most popular tourist attraction in the Cayman Islands.

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) commits to tackle animal suffering caused by dangerous ocean rubbish
19/12/2012 - Every year, millions of marine animals are killed or condemned to a lifetime of suffering by the dangerous rubbish we allow to choke the world’s oceans, sea and shorelines.

India leads Asia with bold new plan to protect bears
26/11/2012 - India has today launched a national bear welfare and conservation plan to help prevent cruelty to bears and protect vulnerable populations in the wild. The strategy will also prevent the re-emergence of the brutal practice of bear dancing.

Enclosure opens at Zarnesti Bear Sanctuary to house last 25 bears held illegal captivity in Romania
04/11/2012 - Twenty years on from building the world’s first bear sanctuary, WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals) and local partner AMP , has opened the final enclosure at the Zarnesti Bear Sanctuary this week in the Carpathian Mountains, Romania.

International pressure mounts against tourist hotspot after global animal welfare charity reveals shocking evidence of sea turtle cruelty
15/10/2012 - An investigation conducted by global animal welfare leader the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) at popular tourist destination, the Cayman Turtle Farm (CTF), has revealed disturbing evidence of animal cruelty, human health risks as well as extensive conservation and financial failures.

Stop Wasting Time Culling Millions of Dogs, When Thousands are Dying from Rabies: World Rabies Day 28 September 2012
14/09/2012 - “While we waste time culling millions of dogs, because of our fear of rabies, thousands of people (many of them children), are dying horrific and painful deaths from this deadly disease”. Says Mike Baker, Chief Executive of WSPA, (World Society for the Protection of Animals).