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2011-04-05 08:56:00

Authorities see a nearly 50 percent decrease in both human and animal rabies cases after vaccinating 210,000 dogs during the past year BOSTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), along with the Bali Provincial Authorities and WSPA partner the Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA), is celebrating an important milestone in Bali's historic campaign to eradicate rabies. During the past year, teams of trained animal handlers...

2011-03-24 16:15:00

BOSTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) today committed $150,000 to assist Japan's Animal Disaster Response Team (ADRT) - a group of local animal groups, including WSPA's local member society, the Japan Animal Welfare Society (JAWS) - in providing relief to the thousands of animals affected by the recent disasters. After arriving in Japan on Mar. 15, WSPA's disaster response team conducted an initial assessment to determine...

2011-02-23 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) have petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to amend the U.S. animal export regulations to include "fitness to travel" requirements for all farmed animals exported to any foreign country except those traveling overland to Canada or Mexico. AWI and WSPA are recommending that the USDA adopt the fitness requirements included in the...

2010-12-06 05:00:00

BOSTON, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As cheerful images of reindeer appear on TV and in shopping mall displays this holiday season, an investigation by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) exposes a grim counterpoint: reindeer suffering as they are rounded up in large numbers, transported and slaughtered in Sweden and Finland. Footage from the investigation, released today, shows the extreme distress experienced by reindeer at every stage of the commercial...

2010-11-29 08:04:00

New Video Documents Singer's Trip to Learn More about WSPA's Bear Rescue Work BOSTON, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Singer and animal lover Leona Lewis has been a long-time World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) supporter because, "I want to live in a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty ends, and that's the charity's goal, too." As seen in a video released today, the singer recently visited a bear sanctuary in Romania to see WSPA's work in action....

2010-11-16 08:39:00

Expanded list now features nearly 500 eateries across major U.S. cities that offer humanely-raised menu options to consumers BOSTON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just in time for the holiday season, the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) today announced a new and improved version of its Eat Humane restaurant guide. Featuring 300 new restaurants, the guide now offers consumers more options for eating at establishments that serve at least one humanely-raised item...

2010-11-01 08:00:00

WSPA-funded sanctuary provides safe haven for bears rescued from the cruel "sport" of bear baiting BOSTON, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, just three months after the devastating floods in Pakistan, a new sanctuary opened in Balkasar to provide a safe haven for 60-70 bears who are still being used for bear baiting - a cruel and illegal blood sport. The sanctuary's first residents are Babu, Sohrab and Maylu - the three bears rescued from Kund Park, Pakistan's only other refuge for...

2010-09-21 09:01:00

WSPA-funded vaccination program provides a successful alternative to inhumane mass culling of stray dogs DENPASAR, Bali, Sept 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Across the world, hundreds of thousands of stray dogs are killed by government-led inhumane mass cullings, during which animals are poisoned, electrocuted, clubbed or shot in attempts to curb the spread of rabies. However, in the lead up to World Rabies Day on Sept. 28, Bali's government has committed to a more humane and successful...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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