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No European money for Ukrainian poultry company

Photo credit: Otwarte Klatki / Andrew Skowron Faced with strong opposition, MHP, the main Ukrainian poultry meat company exporting to the EU, has withdrawn its application for a grant from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Over the past five months, Eurogroup for Animals and its Member organisations have urged the European Union […]

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Hopeful news for wild elephants at CITES conference

Photo: Faunagraphic The World Wildlife Conference has taken an historic step towards ending the international trade in live, wild-caught elephants. Yesterday, at the eighteenth Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP18) in Geneva, delegates voted to ban the capture and trade of […]

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WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION: Shocking reports on wild animals in captivity and bred for traditional medicine

Photo credit: Blood Lions This month, World Animal Protection has published two reports, one exposing degrading performances and activities in the world’s zoos and aquariums, and the other revealing the expanding industry of big cats being bred and killed for their body parts. The first report, ‘The show can’t go on’, was produced in cooperation […]