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Israel stalls vote on fur ban again: Keep the pressure on

Mar 11, 2010
The controversial vote on banning fur is attracting more attention, and the vote has been postponed while the pro fur lobby makes false claims. Follow the arguments here.

Animals Matter to Simon Cowell

Mar 9, 2010
Simon Cowell has pledged support for the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and its campaign for a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare.

ARCH pledges $1.1M for long-term animal relief efforts in Haiti

Mar 4, 2010
Today, the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH) announced a $1.1 million agreement with the Haitian government aimed at improving animal welfare and repairing the country’s damaged veterinary capacity.

WSPA condemns SeaWorld

Mar 1, 2010
A killer whale has killed its trainer, revealing the serious welfare risk to both people and animals for the sake of entertainment. WSPA urges you not to visit marine mammals in captivity and instead help them flourish in the wild.

No to damaging whaling deals

Feb 25, 2010
WSPA prepares for a special make-or-break meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

Update: Israel postpones vote on world’s first fur ban. Keep the pressure on.

Feb 19, 2010
Wednesday’s vote in the Knesset – the legislative branch of the Israeli government – has been postponed for two weeks to give civil servants more time to research the issue.

Dr Gus Thornton, a former WSPA president, has died following a long illness

Feb 11, 2010
He grew up and went to veterinary school in Oklahoma, USA. Through his work for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA), he helped WSPA set up its first office and later served two years as WSPA President.

Press Release: Municipalities and Ontarians support provincial licensing for exotic animals

Feb 9, 2010
One month after a Southwold man was killed by his pet tiger, there are more calls for the provincial government to implement licensing for exotic animals. A recent poll shows that Ontarians agree.

Bravo! Latin American nations back animals

Feb 5, 2010
With the exciting news that Bolivia and Nicaragua are supporting a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare, we hope to see enthusiasm for this initiative snowball in the region, marking real change for animals.

WSPA calls for long-term solutions for dogs in First Nations communities

Feb 3, 2010
The tragic death of a child in a Saskatchewan First Nation community, after he was attacked by dogs, has prompted calls for a cull of all roaming dogs, but WSPA has seen evidence that culling does not work in the long term.

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