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THE ICONIC Bans Decorative Feathers As New Report Exposes Widespread Mislabelling By Fashion Retail Giants

Friday, 3 November 2023, 5:07 pm | World Animal Protection

In response to widespread mislabelling exposed in a new report digging into the cagey global feather trade, fashion retail giant THE ICONIC has introduced a new decorative feather ban from 2024. Meanwhile, ASOS have responded by strengthening ... More >>

South Africa’s Cruel Lion Farming Industry Is Fuelling The Illegal International Trade In Big Cat Bones

Friday, 11 August 2023, 6:02 pm | World Animal Protection

A new report by World Animal Protection details the horror of South Africa’s inhumane lion farming industry and its ties to international crime syndicates. World Animal Protection is calling on the South African Government to stand by its commitment ... More >>

Sickening Animal Cruelty Videos Rife On YouTube

Friday, 2 July 2021, 12:13 pm | World Animal Protection

A new World Animal Protection investigation further exposes the shocking scale of a cruel and worrying new craze on YouTube - the rise of videos depicting fake animal rescues involving wildlife. In these videos, an animal, such as a monkey, dog or ... More >>

Experts Urge G20 Leaders To End Cruel Wildlife Trade

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 9:59 am | World Animal Protection

World Animal Protection has today released a new report that exposes the short fallings in the laws of G20 countries that continue to cruelly exploit wildlife and leave the world vulnerable to future pandemics. Every day, thousands of wild animals are ... More >>

Live Export Ban - World Animal Protection Statement

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 2:08 pm | World Animal Protection

The New Zealand government has just announced they will ban the live export trade. As a global animal welfare organisation that has worked on the issue of live export locally in New Zealand, World Animal Protection has prepared the below statement. ... More >>

Empathy For Animals In Short Supply: We Need A Minister For Animal Welfare

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 2:54 pm | World Animal Protection

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made empathy and kindness the hallmarks of her leadership. More >>

Observers Fail To Show Up For Endangered Species

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 4:42 pm | World Animal Protection

New evidence has emerged that New Zealand fishing vessels are operating with unsustainably low levels of observer coverage as they continue to fish in endangered species’ habitat, and the situation may be even worse with COVID-19 social distancing rules. ... More >>

‘Parliamentary Picnic’ serving up an ‘unpalatable truth’

Monday, 4 November 2019, 9:37 am | World Animal Protection

Global animal welfare organisation World Animal Protection have invited MPs to a ‘Parliamentary Picnic’ from 12.30-1.30 on Parliament’s lawn next Tuesday 5 November - but know they’re unlikely to turn up. More >>

Sanford gambit a bid to protect profits, not dolphins

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 9:29 am | World Animal Protection

World Animal Protection describes an overnight announcement (19 August, embargoed until 6am 20 August), by fishing company Sanford as a cynical move to undermine growing support for full habitat protection for Māui and Hector’s dolphins. They called ... More >>

Dolphin Protection Simple but Government’s Plan Inadequate

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 4:32 pm | World Animal Protection

Christine Rose, Campaign Manager, World Animal Protection says: “The New Zealand Ministers for Conservation and Fisheries today (11/06/19) launched the long awaited Threat Management Plan (TMP) for Māui and Hector’s dolphins. But the consultation ... More >>

Camera programme about protecting market share, not dolphins

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 9:41 am | World Animal Protection

Ever since the newly elected Labour-led Government scrapped the comprehensive fisheries camera programme promised by the National Government, conservation groups have been clamouring for the programme to be reinstated. More >>

In response to three more Hector’s Dolphin deaths

Friday, 22 February 2019, 3:45 pm | World Animal Protection

Global animal welfare organisation World Animal Protection, is calling for a moratorium on trawl and set net fishing in Māui and Hector’s dolphin habitat after a spate of dolphin deaths, continued this week with three more Hector’s killed near Banks ... More >>

Calling time on lack of protection of dolphins

Friday, 8 February 2019, 12:42 pm | World Animal Protection

World Animal Protection joins other environmental groups across New Zealand and the globe, condemning New Zealand Government failure to protect Māui and Hector’s dolphins. More >>

Superbugs found in overseas pork products

Friday, 14 December 2018, 9:34 am | World Animal Protection

13 December 2018, LONDON — Bacteria resistant to antibiotics most critically important to humans has been found in pork from supermarket shelves in Spain, Brazil and Thailand. The routine overuse of antibiotics is propping up low-welfare practices in pig farming ... More >>

Maui Dolphin Death the Mandate for Change

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 4:39 pm | World Animal Protection

With another death of a critically endangered Māui dolphin on a west coast North Island beach, global animal welfare organisation World Animal Protection is shining an international spotlight on the critical status of the species, and the need for ... More >>

Live Export Cruelty Continues

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 12:50 pm | World Animal Protection

As another live shipment of animals leaves from the Port of Timaru this week, (departing 05/12/18)) global animal welfare organisation World Animal Protection, reminds the government and the public of New Zealand, that the battle to end this cruel practice ... More >>

Cow emissions devastate the environment daily

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 2:06 pm | World Animal Protection

Today (24/10/18) researchers from World Animal Protection are warning that farm animals around the world are causing devastating damage to the environment by burping and farting out immense amounts of greenhouse gas every day. More >>

More than half a million people call for KFC to end cruelty

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 9:37 am | World Animal Protection

17 October 2018: World Animal Protection has just delivered a petition (CDT 16 October) on – World Food Day – to the fast food giant’s global HQ in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. More >>

Thousands of animals urgently need help after deadly tsunami

Friday, 5 October 2018, 1:05 pm | World Animal Protection

Thousands of animals including cattle, pigs, dogs and cats are struggling to survive after the tsunami hit Indonesia last Friday. Many area residents are dependent on animals for their livelihoods. More >>

Deaths of hundreds of olive ridley turtles in Mexico

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 3:35 pm | World Animal Protection

“A staggering 640,000 tonnes of lost, abandoned and discarded fishing gear – ghost gear - is left in our oceans each year and the plastic nets can take up to 600 years to decompose. More >>





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