On Tuesday, April 8, the California State Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife opted to delay voting until 2015 on Assemblyman Richard Bloom’s proposed bill that would have banned the captivity of orca whales for entertainment purposes.
Great news from Australia today! After a long four year court case, Australia achieved victory in its fight to ban Japan’s controversial whaling program, Jarpa II. Jarpa II allowed the killing of whales for the purpose of scientific research.
As part of the Whales Need Us (WNUS) coalition, World Animal Protection has been working in partnership with organizations such as the Animal Welfare Institute and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation to call for an end to Iceland's inhumane whaling practice.
The Cayman Turtle Farm, the last facility in the world that farms endangered green turtles for their meat, has long cited continued demand for turtle meat in justifying its activities. However a recent poll shows that in reality most people in the Cayman Islands do not eat turtle meat.
World Animal Protection has long protested the mass clubbing of seals for fur and other products as inhumane, so last week’s World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that the European Union (EU) can ban the import and sale of seal products for “moral” reasons is a real victory for animal protection.