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We are World Animal Protection We end the needless suffering of animals We influence decision makers to put animals on the global agenda We help the world see how important animals are to all of us We inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better We move the world to protect animals.
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Wildlife Belongs to Wild - Give her a Chance to Live

In the wake of the recent reports on the abuse of a captive elephant named Joymala in a temple in Tamil Nadu, World Animal Protection has written to the Chief Ministers of Assam and Tamil Nadu, requesting the two states act cooperatively to put an end to her suffering. Given that this eleph... (more)
World Animal Protection and Partners Organise Veterinary Drive for Animals Affected by Assam Floods

International animal welfare organisation World Animal Protection, along with National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Veterinary Emergency Response Unit (VERU) East Zone, Department of Animal Husbandry, Assam, West Assam Milk Producers Cooperative Union Limited (WAMUL) and local communitie... (more)
Thousands of Cows’ Lives will be Transformed as Dairies Commit to Higher Welfare

An estimated 125,400 dairy cows will live better lives, following World Animal Protection’s call on Arvind Dairy and Happy Milk to move to higher welfare farming. Arvind Dairy, has a significant presence and a growing market share in North India, sourcing its milk from over 25,000 ru... (more)
Undercover Investigation: Shocking Footage of Pangolin Poaching Uncovered

Alarming footage captured by World Animal Protection and WildCRU (Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford) reveals the heart-breaking moment a pangolin is brutally killed for its body parts to be sold on the black market, in Assam, north-eastern India.
Irresponsible Use of Antibiotics Linked to Poor Welfare Conditions of Dairy Animals and the Risk of Superbugs

World Animal Protection is extremely concerned about the recent incidents of milk contamination coming to light, particularly from peri-urban and urban dairies. Reports about the level of adulteration in milk[1] have previously highlighted public health risks but recent research that found... (more)
All the Indian States Must Include Animals in Disaster Plans to Save Communities

Today, to mark International Day for Disaster Reduction, World Animal Protection is urging the central government and all the state governments to ensure that efforts to reduce disaster risk include animal protection are in place.
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World Animal Protection Asks Dairy Companies to End Cruelty in Dairy Sector

On World Animal Day today, World Animal Protection is urging the dairy companies to work towards ending cruelty in the dairy sector. A World Animal Protection team recently visited many urban and peri-urban dairies in Delhi and found that the animals were being kept in appalling conditions... (more)
World Animal Protection Urges Indian Travellers to Avoid Animal Entertainment Venues in Bali

100% of venues with captive elephants, tigers, dolphins or civet cats didn’t meet basic needs of animals in captivity
80% of venues with primates didn’t meet the basic needs of captive wild animals
A shocking new report from World Animal Protec... (more)
World Animal Protection Calls on the Government of India to Invest in Cleaner Oceans

World Animal Protection welcomes the recent announcement by the Government of India to invest in upgrading the fishery and aquaculture infrastructure. Many people in India depend on the sustainable management of our oceans, both for their livelihood as well as food security. World Animal Pr... (more)
Image Recognition Software Reveals Impact of Cruel Wildlife Selfies on Social Media

On World Animal Day, World Animal Protection is launching a Wildlife Selfie Code for tourists to learn how to take a photo with wild animals without fueling the cruel wildlife entertainment industry. Selfies with wild animals have proliferated over the last two years on Instagram, Facebook,... (more)