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Jul 27, 2020, 06:30 ET Music icons join World Animal Protection in calling for a ban on the global wildlife trade to help stop another pandemic

TORONTO, July 27, 2020 /CNW/ - Award winning singers and animal advocates Jann Arden and Buffy Sainte-Marie are joining forces with the global charity World Animal Protection calling on the federal...


Jun 26, 2020, 06:00 ET New footage from World Animal Protection shows cruel elephant training for tourist entertainment

TORONTO, June 26, 2020 /CNW/ - As the economy starts to reopen and we approach our "new normal", some may already be thinking about their next travel adventure and the possibility of getting up close ...


May 12, 2020, 06:00 ET World Animal Protection Calls on G20 Leaders to Help Prevent Another Pandemic

TORONTO, May 12, 2020 /CNW/ - Economies shutting down, healthcare services in dire straits and physical distancing became our new reality with COVID-19. The origin of the pandemic likely can be...


Apr 21, 2020, 06:00 ET World Animal Protection Says COVID-19 Shines Light on a Broken Food System and Animal Welfare

TORONTO, April 21, 2020 /CNW/ - COVID-19 has affected the economy on many levels, including the agricultural sector. Several meat processing plants in Canada and the United States have had to close...


Apr 17, 2020, 06:00 ET World Animal Protection Launches Emergency Appeal for Elephants in Thailand Facing Starvation Due to COVID-19

TORONTO, April 17, 2020 /CNW/ - With most of the world in lockdown, the tourism industry has been hit hard by COVID-19. Not only is this challenging for humans working in this industry, but also wild ...


Apr 07, 2020, 06:00 ET World Animal Protection Calls on WHO to Ban Wildlife Markets to Save Human Lives

TORONTO, April 7, 2020 /CNW/ - As the world continues to fight COVID-19, over 200 organizations, including World Animal Protection, Humane Society International and Born Free have issued a letter...


Apr 02, 2020, 06:00 ET Cruel Bear Bile Industry Thrives Despite Pandemic Risks Says World Animal Protection

TORONTO, April 2, 2020 /CNW/ - World Animal Protection is raising concerns over the recent news that the Chinese government is recommending the use of a bear bile product to treat severe symptoms...


Mar 23, 2020, 12:04 ET World Animal Protection Calls for International Ban on Wildlife Trade Due to COVID-19

TORONTO, March 23, 2020 /CNW/ - They are one of the most misunderstood creatures on the planet and considered Africa's most legally traded live animal-the Ball python. A poster animal for the exotic...


Mar 10, 2020, 07:00 ET Canada Flunks on Animal Welfare Says Global Report from World Animal Protection

TORONTO, March 10, 2020 /CNW/ - When it comes to animal protection laws Canada gets a failing grade. The global charity World Animal Protection assessed the animal welfare policies and legislation of ...


Jan 15, 2020, 07:00 ET Global charity, World Animal Protection, says fast food chains are failing when it comes to chicken welfare

TORONTO, Jan 15. 2020 /CNW/ - Chicken consumed at some of the world's biggest fast food chains such as KFC and Burger King, is under the spotlight as global charity, World Animal Protection,...


Jan 10, 2020, 06:01 ET International Australian Bushfire Recovery Appeal launched for animals

TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2020 /CNW/ - Global animal-welfare organization, World Animal Protection, is launching an international appeal to support the long-term recovery of animals impacted by the...


Dec 09, 2019, 06:00 ET Bring Comfort and Joy To Animals This Holiday Season

TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Global charity World Animal Protection works to stop the suffering of animals worldwide. During the holiday season, those who care about animals can help by purchasing a ...


Nov 25, 2019, 09:30 ET New Report From World Animal Protection Says Improving Animal Welfare on Farms Is Key to Fighting Superbugs

TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2019 /CNW/ - The world is facing a public health crisis because of antibiotic resistance. According to the United Nations, currently at least 700,000 people die each year due to...


Oct 24, 2019, 06:00 ET New report from World Animal Protection exposes scale of suffering behind dolphin tourism experiences

TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2019 /CNW/ - When we look at dolphins they may appear to be smiling, but nothing could be further from the truth. A new global report from World Animal Protection shows the massive...


Oct 04, 2019, 06:00 ET Risky Business in Your Neighbourhood, According to New Report from World Animal Protection

TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - Wild cats are fascinating creatures, from afar. But according to a new survey, more than 3,600 lions and tigers are estimated to be kept as pets in Canada. In fact, 1.4...


Oct 02, 2019, 06:00 ET World Farm Animals Day Highlights Need for Better Animal Welfare Standards

TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Life is hectic and we often don't take the time to think about where our food comes from and how it got to our plate. When it comes to eating meat, many people aren't...


Jul 29, 2019, 06:00 ET Canadian zoos among venues offering cruel, outdated activities says new global report

TORONTO, July 29, 2019 /CNW/ - Animals doing flips in the water, painting pictures with their trunks and giving rides, this may be entertaining for humans, but it is no life for animals. New research ...


Jul 22, 2019, 06:00 ET New hope for chickens living in horrible factory farm conditions

Landmark report finds higher welfare is cheaper than previously thought TORONTO, July 22, 2019 /CNW/ - Billions of chickens around the world are raised in cruel, crowded and intensive farm systems...


Jun 07, 2019, 06:00 ET World Oceans Day is a Reason to Celebrate and Reflect

TORONTO, June 7, 2019 /CNW/ - The oceans. They link us together, provide most of the oxygen that we breathe and regulate our climate. They are also home to many marine animals like seals, whales,...


Jun 05, 2019, 06:00 ET Walmart Canada Should Publicly Confirm Higher Welfare Plans for Mother Pigs

TORONTO, June 5, 2019 /CNW/ - Scared, in pain, stressed and isolated. That's how most mother pigs around the globe spend their lives. These female pigs (called sows) are used only as breeding...


May 29, 2019, 06:00 ET Otter smuggling fuelled by craze for cute animals

TORONTO, May 29th, 2019 /CNW/ - They may look sweet and cuddly, but there's a dramatic and troubling surge in having otters as exotic pets across Southeast Asia. This latest craze is being driven by...


Mar 21, 2019, 06:00 ET Many seafood companies in murky waters when it comes to tackling lost fishing gear

TORONTO, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Ghost gear. It traps, mutilates and kills millions of marine animals each year including, whales dolphins and turtles. It's in every sea, ocean and waterway where...


Mar 08, 2019, 06:00 ET Captive marine mammals traded and exploited for tourist entertainment

TORONTO, March 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Thousands of marine mammals, including dolphins and small whales, are suffering in captivity around the world in tanks and pens that are one millionth the size of their ...


Feb 27, 2019, 06:00 ET Animal welfare is seemingly not a priority for some global food companies indicates international report

TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2019 /CNW/ - Walmart and Restaurant Brands International (which includes Tim Hortons and Burger King), along with other major companies, including four new additions from Canada,...


Feb 04, 2019, 06:00 ET Traffickers exploiting Turkish Airlines in illegal wildlife trade

TORONTO, Feb. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - An investigation by World Animal Protection reveals Turkish Airlines and Turkish Cargo are enabling the exotic pet trade, despite making commitments to tackle wildlife...