Egyptian Ambassador speaks out against animal experimentation

Egyptian Ambassador speaks out against animal experimentation

Speech given by Amina Abaza at an international conference about animal experimentation held at Ain Shams University, Egypt “I am Amina Sarwat Abaza, I work for the Egyptian TV and am the founder and president of the S.P.A.R.E. organization (Society for the Protection of Animal Rights in Egypt . I am honored to be with you today to speak about this subject that is considered as taboo nowadays, due to the enormous progress and awareness of animal welfare concepts throughout…

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The Warm Heart of Africa

The Warm Heart of Africa

Malawi, a small country in Southern Africa, is also known as The Warm Heart of Africa. It is home to numerous animal species among them; the famous Chambo from the fresh waters of lake Malawi. The people of Malawi are generally animal friendly, with the most commonly domesticated animals being cats and dogs. But despite her wealth in biodiversity, Malawi stands against a background of minimal, even nearly non-existent formal civic awareness of animal welfare. As a whole, Malawi has…

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Lesser Spotted Animals

Lesser Spotted Animals

If the koala was on the edge of extinction there’d be a huge uproar – and rightly so. How could something like this be allowed to happen? There’d be charities set up and international support efforts arranged to do everything required to save this remarkable animal. After all, that sort of campaign has been in full swing for years to stabilize the population of the giant panda, and, as recently reported, with some success. We couldn’t let the koala go the…

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Bosnia and Herzegovina – A long way to go, but we have the momentum!

Bosnia and Herzegovina – A long way to go, but we have the momentum!

When the Animal Protection and Welfare Act passed into force in 2009, animal lovers in Bosnia and Herzegovina sighed a breath of relief. The war-torn country finally got an effective law that prohibited animal cruelty, banned the massive killings of stray dogs commissioned by the local governments, and regulated the obligations of pet owners. However, soon a whole set of issues plagued the towns and cities of Bosnia and Herzegovina: animal shelters for stray animals were not being built due to…

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Otara Gunewardene’s journey helping Sri Lanka’s street dogs

Otara Gunewardene’s journey helping Sri Lanka’s street dogs

The Beginning It was almost 10 years ago that I launched Embark with 6 t-shirts and the dream to improve the welfare of street dogs in Sri Lanka. I have always loved animals and have tried to find ways to help them, but to me, the street dog was that one special cause which was close to my heart. When I saw how they struggled for survival on a daily basis, unwanted and ignored, I began to envision a world…

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Animal Welfare in Tanzania

Animal Welfare in Tanzania

A short interview with Dr Thomas Kahema, World Animal Day Ambassador, Tanzania.  Thomas is Executive Director of the Tanzania Animal Welfare Society. Which animal welfare issue do you feel is of most concern in your country? I am very concerned about he introduction and operation of huge commercial donkey abattoirs in the central Tanzania. It has a lot of negative impact on the welfare of donkeys and also the livelihood of the poor people who depend on them as follows:…

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A Good Example

A Good Example

It often happens that people are afraid to start making their dreams come true until they have a good example of someone who has done the same before. It has worked in Ukrainian animal welfare as well. Now more and more cities and towns of Ukraine develop and implement humane animal control programmes, following the example of Lutsk and Lviv municipalities. Animal welfarists and municipalities in these two cities have managed to arrange not only separate animal welfare initiatives, but…

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Debating Yulin

Debating Yulin

The Animals Asia Cat and Dog Welfare team has just returned from organising and hosting its two-yearly Dog Ownership Management Conference in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China. Co-sponsored by HSI, and the largest such symposium of its kind in China, the delegates are brought together to discuss practical and humane forms of dog ownership management, including the updating of humane policies and regulations, veterinary intervention, disease control, public education, NGO collaboration, and the use of publicity, media help, and mobile applications…

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Breed Specific Legislation Is The UK’s State Sponsored Animal Welfare Scandal Of The Past Quarter Of A Century

Breed Specific Legislation Is The UK’s State Sponsored Animal Welfare Scandal Of The Past Quarter Of A Century

The Dangerous Dogs Act in the UK has failed. Spectacularly, cruelly, it is a failure on every measurable piece of data. There are more dog attacks now than recorded before 1991. There are more Pit Bull type dogs now than there were when the act was drawn up in an effort to eradicate the dog type. There have been more deaths as a result of dog attack in the 25 years pre-1991 than have been subsequently. It is an abhorrent…

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The shame of Mexico

The shame of Mexico

Mexico is one of only eight countries in the world where bullfighting is still allowed despite the overwhelming rejection of society. According to the latest poll conducted by a leading polling company, more than 70% of the Mexican population support the abolition on this cruel and shameful tradition. For several years, we have held various campaigns to end bullfighting in Mexico City, and other states of the country, working jointly with local and international Animal Rights Organizations like Movimiento Consciencia…

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