A Call to Action for Animal Rights

A Call to Action for Animal Rights

Animal cruelty is another form of violence and as such, we must do our best to try to eradicate it by not being a part of it. We, all can do something to stop cruelty and violence because this problem is an important social issue affecting animals, families, and communities. In order to become a more civilized society, we must bring justice to the victims of exploitation. It is a moral obligation not to contribute to the abuse of animals….

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Furry Friends and Fundraising

Furry Friends and Fundraising

October might seem a little way off yet, but it’s never too early to start thinking about how to get involved with World Animal Day. Organising a fundraising event is a great way to help our animal welfare initiatives, while also promoting awareness and understanding of the issues you’re trying to combat. With everyone feeling the pinch of austerity, it’s even more of a challenge to keep the donations coming in – meaning you need to get creative. Try and get…

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Chinese ‘Culture’ is invading Bolivia

Chinese ‘Culture’ is invading Bolivia

ADDA-BOLIVIA would like to remind Bolivians, as well as all Citizens of the World, that what we see in this appalling video is rapidly expanding across Bolivia. Chinese immigrants are bringing with them their ‘cultural traditions’ of torturing and massacring dogs for their meat.  Research undertaken by ADDA BOLIVIA shows that most of the hunting of stray dogs takes place at weekends, with truckloads of innocent animals leaving Cochabamba to countrywide destinations. It’s not just stray dogs that are disappearing, family…

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Historic move by Orthodox Church of Cyprus

Historic move by Orthodox Church of Cyprus

A historic move by the Orthodox Church of Cyprus on animal welfare.  Submitted by Stella Stylianou, Founder and President of ARGOS and World Animal Day Ambassador Cyprus – an island steeped in history and known as the island of saints. According to Legend, in the year 327 AD, St. Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, was shipwrecked off the coast of Cyprus on her way from Jerusalem to Constantinople bearing the Holy Cross. At that time, Cyprus was a desolate…

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HART in Nepal

HART in Nepal

Submitted by Khageshwaar Sharma. Firstly, it’s my honour and privilege to be the World Animal Day Ambassador for Nepal. Thank you to World Animal Day for creating a platform through which we could all come together to speak for animals. I’ve been involved with animal organizations for nearly 2 decades. Without hesitation, I acknowledge that animal welfare is a low priority in Nepal. That is because there are no animal welfare acts or guidelines. Despite this I would like to…

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The hour of the wolf

The hour of the wolf

In Finland, like in all other countries, the life of animals is completely dependent on humans. Animals either do well or badly under the control of people. Only their good will is not enough to guarantee the well-being of all animals and for that a comprehensive and effective animal protection act is needed. The Finnish animal protection act is currently being reformed. Even though the complete reform is already being turned around and tinkered with for many years, an end…

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The plight of dogs in Liberia

The plight of dogs in Liberia

Tacking the plight of dogs through education and care in Liberia. Submitted by Morris Darbo, LAWCS. Liberia is a poor post war country in western Africa, with many problems including the recent Ebola crisis that killed over 4,000 people, high illiteracy rate, lack of electricity, high unemployment rate, etc that don’t involve animals, or their welfare. The problems with animals, however, are there and are real. People have dogs and don’t know how to care for them, keeping them in…

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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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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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