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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...


Jan 21, 2019, 10:04 ET Fast Food Chains Lack Commitment on Chicken Welfare

TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - They are sick, injured, stressed and living in cramped, filthy conditions. This is the life of a factory farmed chicken. Currently, it's estimated that 40 billion...


Dec 18, 2018, 10:01 ET Lizards and turtles and birds? Oh My…

Animal Charity Urges People Not to Give Exotic Pets as Gifts During Holiday Season. TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2018 /CNW/ - For many of us, it's the most wonderful time of the year…but for wild animals caught ...


Nov 22, 2018, 06:00 ET Award Winning Charity Reveals Travel Associations Could Do More to Protect Wildlife

TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - Just over half a million captive wild animals globally are suffering to entertain tourists, including elephants, sloths, tigers and dolphins. Many animals are beaten,...


Sep 29, 2018, 06:00 ET Undercover investigation: Shocking new evidence finds wild jaguars cruelly poached to fuel traditional Asian medicine trade

TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - Alarming evidence launched by World Animal Protection reveals a deadly trade of jaguar body parts being trafficked illegally for the use of traditional Asian medicine...


Sep 27, 2018, 06:00 ET Next generation of travellers are opting out of harmful animal activities

TORONTO, Sept. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - World Tourism Day, celebrated on September 27 around the world, shines a light on the social, cultural, political, environmental and economic impact of this...


Sep 20, 2018, 17:26 ET Canada signs on to global initiative to protect marine wildlife

HALIFAX, Sept. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Marine animals in Canada will soon be getting more protection as Canada has signed on to the Global Ghost Gear Initiative or GGGI. This initiative was founded in 2015...


Jun 05, 2018, 06:15 ET Saving marine animals with new mobile game partnership

TORONTO, June 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Global animal charity, World Animal Protection and leading mobile game developer, Supersolid have joined forces this World Oceans Day (June 8), to help protect animals...


May 29, 2018, 06:15 ET Thai elephant camp is pioneering elephant-friendly tourism in Thailand

TORONTO, May 29, 2018 /CNW/ - Happy Elephant Care Valley, in Chiang Mai, Thailand is about to embark on a landmark agreement to become a truly elephant-friendly venue. This move will end all physical ...


Apr 17, 2018, 06:00 ET Walmart Canada has the chance to win customers through transparency

As new study finds close confinement of pigs could prompt shoppers to rethink buying pork TORONTO, April 17, 2018 /CNW/ - Pigs are among the most intensively farmed animals on the planet, suffering...


Mar 28, 2018, 06:00 ET The Travel Corporation partners with World Animal Protection to help protect animals in tourism

The Travel Corporation (TTC) and its family of 30 global brands is working with World Animal Protection to improve the lives of animals through profitable and sustainable tourism TORONTO, March 28,...


Mar 08, 2018, 06:00 ET High Liner and 14 other seafood giants ranked in new report

World Animal Protection says the world's biggest seafood companies must do more to protect ocean animals TORONTO, March 8, 2018 /CNW/ - A new report released today by World Animal Protection has...


Dec 22, 2017, 10:28 ET Bears tortured and forced to dance are finally rescued

WATCH: The last dancing bears in Nepal rescued TORONTO, Dec. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - A dramatic rescue of two tortured sloth bears took place overnight in Nepal (19 December) by the Jane Goodall Institute...


Dec 04, 2017, 13:25 ET Instagram acts to stop animal cruelty

World Animal Protection investigation uncovered huge increase in harmful wildlife selfies on the social media site TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, Instagram is taking action to inform its users...


Nov 27, 2017, 06:00 ET Be a miracle for animals this holiday season

TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Unwrap tangled turtles from discarded fishing nets, deliver a festive feast and medicine to a recently freed bear and give stray dogs comfort and joy this holiday. You...


Oct 03, 2017, 12:30 ET Iconic wild animals suffering for selfies

Ground-breaking report reveals the exploitation of wild animals as photo props for travel selfies across Latin America TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2017 /CNW/ - The explosive selfie trend on social media is...


Sep 25, 2017, 08:00 ET TV Personality Lainey Lui Joins World Animal Protection campaign to save dogs

TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2017 /CNW/ - Global charity World Animal Protection marked a major milestone last year, with one million rabies vaccinations delivered as part of its Better Lives for Dogs campaign....


Jul 06, 2017, 06:00 ET Thousands of elephants suffering for tourism

Despite changing tourist attitudes, countries in Asia continue to grow the captive elephant industry TORONTO, July 6, 2017 /CNW/ - A new comprehensive report released today by World Animal...


Jun 08, 2017, 06:00 ET Ghostly 600-year-old predator is killing thousands of whales, dolphins and turtles every year

Today on World Oceans Day, we must recognize the deadly threats our marine life face and work together to protect them TORONTO, June 8, 2017 /CNW/ - Every year more than one hundred thousand whales,...


May 03, 2017, 06:00 ET Carnival Cruise Lines Turns a Blind Eye to Cruel Sea Turtle Attraction

TORONTO, May 3, 2017 /CNW/ - One of the world's largest cruise line companies is failing to take action to protect endangered sea turtles from shocking conditions, despite repeated requests to stop...


Mar 21, 2017, 06:50 ET World Animal Protection applauds Tim Hortons and Burger King's commitment to improve chicken welfare by 2024

TORONTO, March 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, iconic brands Tim Hortons and Burger King announced a landmark commitment to improve the lives of chickens sourced for their restaurants in Canada and the US by ...


Feb 23, 2017, 11:20 ET Thailand's infamous Tiger Temple plans to reopen under another name

TORONTO, Feb. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - An investigation by international animal welfare charity World Animal Protection has exposed that Thailand's controversial Tiger Temple Co. Ltd. is planning to re-open...