Last week European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Food Safety and Public Health voted for antibiotics to be restricted and used more responsibly on animals – we are very pleased that this progress has been made.
Bear baiting could be the very definition of barbarism. Some bears at our Balkasar sanctuary in Pakistan have suffered so badly in their former lives that they cannot forage for food or fend for themselves among the other rescued bears in the main enclosure.
Since 2005, in partnership with Asociatia Milioane de Prieteni, your support has freed 87 bears from illegal captivity and delivered them to the World Animal Protection funded sanctuary near Zarnesti in central Romania. Now we have approximately 10 more to go.
When Mascota City, Mexico, was hit with floods following Hurricane Patricia last year, your valued support meant that we were able to deploy trained vets and support staff at the first sign of threat. Since November our Disaster Response Team have been hard at work on the ground in Mascota City.
The tragic death of Roger Gower, the former accountant turned anti-poaching pilot who was killed when his helicopter was shot by poachers on Friday, shows the extreme brutality employed in this appalling trade.
The recently published fourth edition of the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) shows that companies, including Burger King, Domino’s Pizza Group (UK) and Starbucks could be putting animals at risk with little or no regard for animal welfare in their business models.