EU politicians join NGOs’ call to solve the wildlife rescue crisis in Europe

Photo: AAP Animal Advocacy and Protection / Dani Oshi Yesterday Martin Hojsík MEP and the European Parliament’s Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals hosted an event in the European Parliament to discuss Europe’s wildlife rescue crisis. MEPs, Member States’ representatives and animal welfare NGOs all came to the conclusion that increased coordination and […]


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 […]