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2010-09-08 08:00:00

Defensive End Joins WSPA's "Animals Matter to Me" Community of More Than 2.2 Million Animal Advocates BOSTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- He has sacked some of the greatest quarterbacks in the entire National Football League (NFL), but now Igor Olshansky wants to tackle an even bigger challenge: global animal cruelty. Today, in a video launched at AnimalsMatterToMe.org, the Dallas Cowboy defensive end pledged his support for the World Society for the Protection of Animals' (WSPA)...

2010-08-23 07:00:00

Heifer joins millions of people, organizations and governments that support WSPA's movement to end animal cruelty and establish universal animal welfare standards BOSTON, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joining more than 2.2 million people and organizations worldwide, Heifer International today signed on to support the World Society for the Protection of Animals' (WSPA) "Animals Matter to Me" campaign - a movement to encourage changes in policies and legislation to improve animal...

2010-05-04 08:00:00

BOSTON, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trying to find humane food at your local grocery store or restaurant? There's an app for that. Today, the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) launched its first-ever iPhone application, Eat Humane Food Guide. The free app makes it quick and easy for consumers to find humanely-raised food products at grocery stores and restaurants - offering a simple, yet powerful way for them to help support the welfare of animals and the environment....

2010-04-20 14:54:00

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The future of high-welfare and environmentally and financially sustainable livestock farming is taking center stage as heightened awareness about how our food is produced fuels the public's thirst for knowledge. To correspond with Earth Day and the national broadcast premiere of Food, Inc. on PBS, Animal Welfare Approved is convening a panel of experts on May 4 -- just one mile from the White House and its symbolic organic garden -- to...

2010-04-14 08:00:00

BOSTON, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actress Tiffani Thiessen, who stars on the television series "White Collar," has joined the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) to help spread the word about the organization's Eat Humane (EatHumane.org) campaign. Thiessen taped a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) for WSPA to educate the public about reading labels on meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products to see which ones signify that animals were raised humanely. The...

2010-03-08 18:00:00

BOSTON, March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Simon Cowell has pledged his support for the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and its campaign to get international recognition for animal welfare. WSPA hopes that more people will follow Cowell's lead and tell governments worldwide why animals matter to them -- and to the world. Cowell -- who has achieved fame with the American Idol and Got Talent franchises, as well as the X Factor -- has turned his attention to his lifelong...

2010-01-22 12:07:00

BOSTON, HEREDIA, Costa Rica and LONDON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Animals play a significant role in Haiti, both in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake and in the lengthy road to recovery. The Government of Haiti has requested immediate assistance from the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) to help with the emergency relief operation. WSPA along with other animal welfare organisations that have come together as the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH)...

2010-01-21 14:40:00

BOSTON, HEREEIA, Costa Rica and LONDON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has received official communication from the Government of Haiti, requesting our immediate assistance and asking that WSPA staff be deployed to help with the emergency relief operation 'as soon as possible.' The Director of Inspection and Vigilance for the Environment, Environmental Department of the Government of Haiti has written to WSPA stating that: "After...

2009-09-24 09:53:00

Stars sign "Animals Matter to Me" petition for a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare BOSTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actor Kellan Lutz ("Twilight"), actresses Brooke Shields, Kristin Davis, Christina Applegate, Tiffani Thiessen and supermodel Joanna Krupa ("Dancing with the Stars") are among the stars teaming up with the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) to raise awareness about animal welfare issues during World Animal Week from October 4 to October 10,...

2009-09-22 07:12:00

LONDON, September 22 /PRNewswire/ -- - Organisation Improves Email Performance, Saves Time Using ExactTarget's Automation Tools The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) (http://www.wspa.org.uk/), the world's largest alliance of animal welfare societies, has increased online donations by nearly 50 per cent with a new campaign powered by on-demand email and one-to-one marketing solutions provider ExactTarget.(http://www.exacttarget.co.uk/) The animal protection...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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