News from world society for the protection of animals A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Oct 04, 2014, 07:00 ET

Truth behind world's worst wild animal attractions exposed

TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - On World Animal Day, Saturday 4 October, World Animal Protection exposes the hidden suffering endured by wild...

Feb 19, 2014, 11:58 ET
Celebrity Chef Christine Cushing Chooses Cage-Free Eggs.  (PRNewsFoto/World Society for the Protection of Animals)

Celebrity Chef Christine Cushing Chooses Cage-Free Eggs

 Celebrity Chef Christine Cushing today announced her partnership with the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) to encourage...

Sep 14, 2013, 08:00 ET

WSPA applauds Sobeys and Chef Jamie Oliver for progressive steps for animal welfare

Canada's second largest grocery chain becomes the first major retailer to introduce Certified Humane ® meat. TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2013 /CNW/...

Aug 27, 2013, 00:01 ET

Tens of thousands speak out against cruel bear bile industry but black market trade continues

TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Recently, there has been an outcry from concerned citizens across Vietnam, calling for an end to the cruel and...

May 29, 2013, 09:00 ET

New Report on Zoonotic Diseases Highlights Dire Consequences of Intensive Farming Practices on the Health of Animals and People

The intensification of modern farming is an increasing hazard for human health.  That is the stark message of a new report released today by...

Jan 28, 2013, 10:54 ET
An endangered sea turtle has fallen victim to cannibalism due to the poor conditions covered up for months at the Cayman Turtle Farm.  (PRNewsFoto/World Society for the Protection of Animals)

Newest Documents From Cayman Tourist Attraction Reveal Knowledge of Animal Mistreatment, According to World Society for the Protection of Animals

Report shows knowledge of overcrowding, disease publicly denied by Cayman Turtle Farm for more than five months NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2013...

Nov 27, 2012, 10:00 ET

WSPA Launches "Choose Cage-Free" Campaign

Consumers Urged to Choose the Taste of Guilt-Free Eggs  In recognition of the scale and intensity of the animal welfare issues presented...

Oct 15, 2012, 16:24 ET
WSPA Investigation at Tourist Attraction Reveals Animal Cruelty and Health Risks.  (PRNewsFoto/World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA))

Undercover Investigation at Tourist Attraction Reveals Shocking Animal Cruelty

 A year-long undercover investigation conducted by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) at the Cayman Turtle Farm, a popular...

Sep 27, 2012, 13:55 ET

One Year of Collars Not Cruelty in the Fight against Rabies

WSPA's successful global campaign to protect dogs launches new projects in Bangladesh, the Philippines and Indonesia  One year since the...

Apr 26, 2012, 20:56 ET
Luis Carlos Sarmiento of WSPA (left) hands 108,571 Pawprint petition signatures to the executive coordinators of Rio 20, Ms. Elizabeth Thompson (middle) and Mr. Brice Lalonde (right).  (PRNewsFoto/World Society for the Protection of Animals)

Plus de 100 000 personnes ont pris part à l'événement « Un avenir plus humain pour les animaux d'élevage » organisé par les Nations unies

- Les partisans de la Société mondiale de protection des animaux (WSPA) ont demandé aux dirigeants du monde entier de mettre le...

Apr 26, 2012, 17:01 ET
Luis Carlos Sarmiento of WSPA (left) hands 108,571 Pawprint petition signatures to the executive coordinators of Rio 20, Ms. Elizabeth Thompson (middle) and Mr. Brice Lalonde (right).  (PRNewsFoto/World Society for the Protection of Animals)

Más de 100.000 personas a la ONU: "El futuro humano que queremos para los animales de granja"

- Los defensores de WSPA piden a los líderes mundiales poner el bienestar animal en la agenda de Río+20 Hoy en Naciones Unidas, la...

Apr 26, 2012, 08:48 ET
Luis Carlos Sarmiento of WSPA (left) hands 108,571 Pawprint petition signatures to the executive coordinators of Rio 20, Ms. Elizabeth Thompson (middle) and Mr. Brice Lalonde (right).  (PRNewsFoto/World Society for the Protection of Animals)

Über 100.000 Menschen appellieren an die UN: „Wir fordern eine humane Zukunft für Nutztiere"

- WSPA-Anhänger fordern Regierungschefs der Welt dazu auf, den Tierschutz auf die Tagesordnung der Rio+20 zu setzen Die...

Apr 26, 2012, 03:00 ET
Luis Carlos Sarmiento of WSPA (left) hands 108,571 Pawprint petition signatures to the executive coordinators of Rio 20, Ms. Elizabeth Thompson (middle) and Mr. Brice Lalonde (right).  (PRNewsFoto/World Society for the Protection of Animals)

More than 100,000 People to the UN: "The Humane Future We Want for Farm Animals"

WSPA supporters ask world leaders to put animal welfare on the Rio+20 agenda Today at the United Nations, the World Society for the...

Mar 19, 2012, 09:00 ET

Anne Lieberman Joins WSPA as U.S. Executive Director

Lieberman brings 20 years of proven nonprofit experience to global animal welfare organization  The World Society for the Protection of...

Jan 17, 2012, 09:00 ET

100,000 Dogs to Walk in WSPA's Virtual March to Fight Rabies and Animal Cruelty

      One week from today, an estimated 100,000 virtual dogs will "march" across the Internet to deliver a...

Dec 15, 2011, 09:00 ET

WSPA Launches Campaign to Place Humane Treatment of Farm Animals on UN Conference Agenda

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) today launched a global campaign to improve the lives of tens of millions of farm animals...

Dec 08, 2011, 11:34 ET
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer, pictured with her labrador retriever Ozmand, proudly supports WSPA's Collars Not Cruelty campaign.  (PRNewsFoto/World Society for the Protection of Animals)

WSPA and True Blood's Kristin Bauer Celebrate Successful Dog Vaccination Project

Actress Kristin Bauer has announced her support for the World Society for the Protection of Animals' (WSPA) Collars Not Cruelty campaign to...

Sep 30, 2011, 21:22 ET
WSPA Demands "Collars Not Cruelty" in the Fight against Rabies.  (PRNewsFoto/World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA))

WSPA Demands "Collars Not Cruelty" in the Fight Against Rabies

Every year, more than 55,000 people around the world die from rabies. In response, nearly 20 million dogs are needlessly and cruelly killed in...

Sep 20, 2011, 09:00 ET

Supermarkets Pledge to Help WSPA End Long-distance Transport of Live Animals

Hawaii-based stores will no longer purchase pork from pigs shipped live from mainland U.S. Two supermarket chains in Hawaii – Foodland...

Aug 31, 2011, 10:13 ET

New Study Shows Seals are Wanted Alive -- Not Dead

Economics Report Confirms Namibian Seal Watching is Worth 300 Percent More than Seal Hunting A new comprehensive study on "The Economics of Seal...