Latest World Society for the Protection of Animals Stories

2009-05-20 09:47:00

BOSTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), the world's largest alliance of animal welfare organizations, says cruelty, confinement, neglect and abuse is the price paid by millions of animals for tourist entertainment. In an attempt to reduce the suffering endured by these animals, WSPA has launched a new Web site, CompassionateTravel.org, which educates travelers on ways to make their trips animal-friendly. According to Dena Jones,...

2009-05-18 11:04:00

www.CompassionateTravel.org shows how people can make a difference in lives of animals BOSTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Animal shelters and wildlife sanctuaries are struggling in the current economic downturn. Donations are dwindling while organizations struggle to meet the needs of an influx of abandoned pets and orphaned wildlife this spring. In response, the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has launched a Web site, www.CompassionateTravel.org, which encourages...

2008-07-01 09:00:47

BOSTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help consumers find and make more humane food choices at the supermarket, the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) today released a survey ranking 23 US grocery store chains by the availability of humanely labeled food on their shelves. WSPA also launched a website that provides detailed survey results and explains and rates humane food labels according to their verifiable impact on animal welfare at http://www.eathumane.org/. "Many...

2007-07-18 09:10:00

ATLANTA, Idaho -- Jabbed with tranquilizers, her ear pierced with a green ID tag, Twister traded her steel transport box for freedom after a bumpy 90-mile ride into central Idaho's mountains. The yearling black bear orphan stepped from an open cage onto a dusty truck bed, dropped softly to the ground and disappeared into the woods. Twister was separated from her mother by a rare mountain tornado in June 2006. Raised at the Idaho Black Bear Rehabilitation Center in a Boise suburb, the...

2005-08-17 06:30:00

HANOI -- Vietnam plans to plant microchips in an estimated 4,000 captive bears to try to stop wildlife traders catching more of the animals in the wild and selling them to bile farms, state media reported on Wednesday. The Agriculture Ministry said the chips would also help prevent the slaughter of the bears for food in the southeast Asian nation, where bear parts such as paws are regarded as a delicacy. The bear-bugging campaign, which is being carried out with help from the London-based...

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