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Jul 29, 2019, 10:57 ET Drop 'breakdancing dolphin' venue from top zoo listings, says animal charity

SeaWorld San Antonio has come under fire from the global charity, World Animal Protection, and Change For Animals Foundation for its use of marine...


Jul 11, 2019, 19:58 ET World Animal Protection celebrates JPMorgan Chase decision to cancel advertising featuring elephant performers

World Animal Protection, a global animal welfare organization with offices in 14 countries, is praising the decision by JPMorgan Chase to suspend its ...


Jul 09, 2019, 14:12 ET In demand - Traditional Asian Medicine products fueling booming big cat trade

World Animal Protection has completed its first ever global, multiple-country examination of the supply chain feeding the insatiable demand for big...


Jun 05, 2019, 18:01 ET World Animal Protection Holds Demonstration Outside Walmart's Annual Shareholder Meeting

World Animal Protection staff and volunteers traveled to Northwest Arkansas to engage Walmart stockholders and company executives about the...


May 29, 2019, 13:44 ET Otter smuggling fueled by Japanese craze for cute animals

Watch: video of Japan's quirky cafes with otters on display for people to touch, play and cuddle the animals, that are on the brink of extinction...


Feb 07, 2019, 11:19 ET World Animal Protection investigation finds traffickers exploiting Turkish Airlines in illegal wildlife trade

An investigation by World Animal Protection reveals that Turkish Airlines and Turkish Cargo are enabling the exotic pet trade, despite making...


Dec 28, 2018, 14:47 ET World Animal Protection moved the world to protect millions of animals in 2018

In 2018, World Animal Protection moved the world to protect millions of animals around the world – and it wouldn't have been possible without the...


Dec 13, 2018, 09:01 ET World Animal Protection research finds superbugs in pork products from Carrefour in Spain and Walmart in Brazil

Bacteria resistant to antibiotics most critically important to humans has been found in pork from supermarket shelves in Brazil, Spain and Thailand....


Dec 10, 2018, 09:01 ET EF Education First commits to wildlife-friendly travel

International animal welfare organization World Animal Protection announced today that EF Education First, the world leader in international...


Dec 03, 2018, 16:02 ET Undercover investigation: Shocking footage of pangolin poaching uncovered

Alarming footage captured by World Animal Protection and WildCRU (Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford) reveals the...


Sep 24, 2018, 12:28 ET Undercover investigation: Shocking new evidence finds wild jaguars cruelly poached to fuel traditional Asian medicine trade

Alarming evidence released today by World Animal Protection reveals a deadly trade of jaguar body parts being trafficked illegally for use in...


Aug 08, 2018, 14:50 ET World Animal Protection applauds Kroger on commitment to end the use of gestation crates for pigs in its supply chain

World Animal Protection commends the new commitment made by supermarket giant Kroger to phase out the use of gestation crates for pigs in its supply...


May 25, 2018, 09:30 ET World Animal Protection calls on Kroger to eliminate the use of gestation crates for pigs in its supply chain

World Animal Protection is calling on national supermarket giant Kroger to lead the food industry by committing to eliminate cruel gestation crates...


Apr 17, 2018, 04:40 ET New research shows major global supermarket chains at risk of losing customers over poor pig welfare

Pigs are among the most intensively farmed animals on the planet, suffering at every stage of their lives. But major supermarket brands have the...


Mar 08, 2018, 02:41 ET The deadliest catch: World's biggest seafood companies must address lost fishing gear

A new report released today by World Animal Protection has found that the world's 15 biggest seafood companies must do more to combat and reduce...


Feb 15, 2018, 03:17 ET World Animal Protection welcomes Alesia Soltanpanah as new U.S. Executive Director

World Animal Protection, one of the largest animal protection organizations in the world, has named Alesia Soltanpanah as its new U.S. Executive...


Dec 22, 2017, 07:30 ET The last known dancing bears in Nepal rescued

A dramatic rescue of two tortured sloth bears took place overnight in Nepal on December 19 by the Jane Goodall Institute of Nepal, with support from...


Dec 20, 2017, 09:05 ET This holiday season, remember the animals with World Animal Protection

Help vaccinate stray dogs, rescue bears from a life of abuse, and feed and care for animal victims of natural disasters. Animal lovers can do all...


Nov 06, 2017, 09:00 ET Hope for vaquitas: World Animal Protection and partners find and remove life-threatening illegal gillnets in vaquita habitat

World Animal Protection, the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA), and Monterey Bay Diving joined forces with local...


Oct 12, 2017, 13:02 ET World Animal Protection applauds Nestlé USA on its commitment to improve welfare of broiler chickens

World Animal Protection welcomes the commitment made by Nestlé USA, announced today, to improve the welfare of the chickens farmed for meat in its...


Oct 03, 2017, 04:03 ET Iconic wild animals in Amazon suffering for selfies

Demand for selfies has changed the lives of wild animals forever: the explosive trend on social media is driving the suffering and exploitation of...


Sep 27, 2017, 08:30 ET PADI joins Global Ghost Gear Initiative to combat lost and abandoned fishing gear

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), the world's largest recreational diver training organization, has joined the Global Ghost...


Jul 06, 2017, 15:05 ET Thousands of elephants exploited for tourism held in cruel conditions

A new report released today by international animal welfare organization World Animal Protection reveals that more than three quarters of nearly...


Jun 30, 2017, 09:15 ET World Animal Protection, CIRVA, and Monterey Bay Diving join forces to protect the critically endangered vaquita porpoise, the world's most endangered marine mammal

World Animal Protection, the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA), and Monterey Bay Diving joined forces with local...


May 03, 2017, 09:05 ET World Animal Protection calls on Carnival Cruise Lines to stop sending tourists to cruel sea turtle attraction

In the lead up to World Turtle Day later this month (May 23), World Animal Protection has launched a petition urging Carnival Cruise Lines to put the ...