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Our reports are organised by campaign and listed in order from newest to oldest.

Wildlife Trade

Crocodile in restrictive enclosure, Northern Territory, Australia.

Every day, thousands of wild animals are poached, farmed or sold into the global multi-billion-dollar wildlife trade – for food, pets, traditional medicine, entertainment and fashion products.

Image credit: Dean Sewell 

Wildlife. Not Entertainers

Captive dolphin show

From wild animal selfies to swimming with dolphins and elephant riding to petting lion cubs and taking tiger selfies, cruelty to animals in the entertainment industry is rampant.

Wildlife. Not Pets

Otter, Japan

Each year, millions of wild animals are captured from their natural habitats or born into captivity, just to become pets. Our houses are not suitable homes for a wild animal.

Wildlife. Not Medicine

Tiger cub in cage at a wildlife tourist attraction - World Animal Protection - Wildlife. Not entertainers

The demand for traditional Asian medicine is threatening wildlife populations around the world. From big cat farms to pangolin poaching, iconic animals are being pushed to the bring of extinction to fuel a scientifically unproven practice.

Farmed Animals

Pigs, Latin America

The vast majority of farm animals live in factory farms that cause suffering and stress. It’s time to rethink farming.

Sea Change

turtle, Sea Change

A staggering 640,000 tons of abandoned fishing gear (ghost gear) is left in our oceans each year. This gear traps, mutilates, and kills hundreds of thousands of animals annually.

Animals in communities

A community dog seeks shade under a car in Sierra Leone, where World Animal Protection's partner group Sierra Leone Animal Welfare Society (SLAWS) began a campaign of rabies vaccinations in Freetown.. Credit Line: World Animal Protection / Michael Duff