“Before WSPA and their local partners brought free mass dog vaccination to Cainta in the Philippines, local people had to make the choice between getting their dogs vaccinated against rabies or feeding their family for a day.” – Jenny-May Coffin, WSPA New Zealand Ambassador.
The Animal Welfare Amendment Bill aims to improve the enforceability, clarity and transparency of the Animal Welfare Act 1999. World Animal Protection New Zealand’s Country Director, Bridget Vercoe, says the proposed new legislation includes some excellent additions which are listed below.
Great news for elephants on World Elephant Day! Several key Dutch tour operators have announced that they will no longer be offering elephant rides and shows with travel packages. Instead, they will offer compassionate alternatives to travellers.
We've just learned that the United Nations Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) has recommended to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) that World Animal Protection (formerly known as WSPA) be granted a higher-level of consultative status: General consultative status.
World Animal Protection has applauded the New Zealand Government for including the recognition of sentience, that animals can feel pain and distress, in the Animal Welfare Strategy which was released today.