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Nov 06, 2017, 10:00 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, 16:03 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...


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...


Mar 21, 2017, 08:49 ET World Animal Protection applauds commitment by Burger King and Tim Hortons to improve chicken welfare by 2024

Today, iconic brands Burger King and Tim Hortons announced a landmark commitment to improve the lives of chickens sourced for their restaurants in...


Dec 20, 2016, 08:16 ET World Animal Protection commends Panera Bread on commitment to improve welfare of broiler chickens

World Animal Protection welcomes the commitment made by national bakery/café chain Panera Bread to improve the welfare of the chickens farmed for...


Dec 13, 2016, 10:00 ET This holiday season, remember the animals with World Animal Gifts

Unwrap entangled sea lions from discarded fishing nets, deliver a festive feast to a recently freed bear, and give stray dogs comfort and joy this...


Dec 07, 2016, 15:30 ET 10 things to know about factory-farmed chickens

As global chicken consumption grows each year, the mass production of meat chickens remains one of the biggest causes of animal suffering in the...


Nov 30, 2016, 09:05 ET World Animal Protection and The Animal Museum Launch "Entangled" Exhibit in Los Angeles

World Animal Protection is partnering with The Animal Museum, of Los Angeles, for the Museum's new exhibit "Entangled", which features original...


Nov 28, 2016, 08:30 ET Celebrate #GivingTuesday with World Animal Protection

World Animal Protection U.S. joins charities around the world by participating in #GivingTuesday, the powerful global giving movement. World Animal...


Oct 05, 2016, 15:10 ET Billions of the world's chickens are suffering in secret

Few people know that the mass production of meat chickens is one of the biggest causes of animal suffering in the world, says World Animal...


Jul 25, 2016, 11:05 ET World Animal Protection exposes the true scale of Thailand's tiger selfie tourism

 In the wake of the recent scandal and closure of Thailand's Tiger Temple, World Animal Protection exposes the true scale of abuse of captive...


Apr 25, 2016, 10:35 ET World Animal Protection urges TripAdvisor to stop profiting from the world's cruelest animal attractions

 TripAdvisor is promoting and profiting from some of the world's cruelest wildlife tourist attractions, reveals global animal welfare...


Mar 21, 2016, 10:00 ET World Animal Protection launches Egg 'Em On videos to urge Waffle House to choose cage-free

 Today, World Animal Protection launches a series of DIY-inspired video shorts and a petition page aimed at companies who have not yet publicly...


Feb 03, 2016, 10:05 ET New report exposes the world's cruelest animal attractions

 A groundbreaking study has found that three out of four wildlife tourist attractions involve some form of animal abuse or conservation...


Nov 23, 2015, 10:05 ET Give special gifts that protect animals this holiday season

This holiday season, you can show someone special you care AND protect animals, by giving a World Animal Gift from World Animal...


Nov 05, 2015, 07:22 ET World Animal Protection applauds Panera Bread's commitment to transition entire egg supply to cage-free eggs by 2020

 World Animal Protection commended Panera Bread today on the company's public commitment to transition its entire egg supply, including those...


Oct 19, 2015, 11:45 ET World Animal Protection urges Panera Bread to commit to sourcing 100% cage-free eggs

 World Animal Protection is urging Panera Bread to commit to sourcing 100% cage-free eggs and join McDonald's, Starbucks, General Mills, Burger...


Sep 15, 2015, 11:50 ET World Animal Protection exposes the spread of cruel elephant rides

 The appalling cruelty inflicted upon Asian elephants used for tourist rides and shows is now spreading throughout southern Africa, reveals...


Sep 09, 2015, 14:53 ET World Animal Protection Commends McDonald's on Cage-Free Commitment

 World Animal Protection commends McDonald's on its commitment, announced today, to fully transition to cage-free eggs over the next 10 years....


Jun 10, 2015, 10:15 ET World Animal Protection launches free online game about the harmful impact of ghost gear on marine animals

Today, World Animal Protection launched its first online game – GHOST GEAR DODGE - aimed at educating and engaging people to make a Sea...


Feb 03, 2015, 14:15 ET World Animal Protection Commends New York State Law Banning Direct Interaction between People and Captive Wild Cats

World Animal Protection commends the state of New York on its new law, taking effect February 7, 2015, that bans direct physical interaction...