IN MEMORY OF REGINA ( 29 th May 2008)

Regina was a rescue dog living in Ribercan shelter in the town of Carcaixent Valencia, Spain. On 29th May 2008, thugs broke into the shelter and Regina was sexually abused, tortured and killed during the attack on the premises. Other dogs were frightened away from the shelter when their quarters were badly damaged but Regina was petrified and too timid to fight back. Shelter volunteers said they had only just begun to gain Regina’s trust.


Namaste, Bunny

Bunny brought joy to all who knew her… from her first four decades at the zoo in Evansville, IN, to the many thousands who were introduced to her nearly ten years ago when she arrived at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee to begin her retirement. On that day, for the first time since infancy, Bunny met other Asian elephants and discovered she had the freedom to roam hundreds of acres. Bunny’s first few days were underscored by constant, cheerful trumpeting, indicating she was more than pleased with her new home and friends! On May 14, 2009, at the age of 57, our “Outdoor Girl” Bunny peacefully passed away from natural causes due to old age. Namaste, Sweet Bunny.

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Sad Story of Billy the Elephant confined in the Los Angeles Zoo

Pigs Slaughter in Egypt, Happening Now

A brutal operation is underway to kill hundreds of thousands of pigs in Egypt.

Graphic footage* of the mass cull backs up first hand accounts, showing pigs being hit with iron bars, kicked and burned alive with chemicals. The suffering is indescribable.

The Egyptian authorities initially claimed this is a precaution against swine flu. In fact, the relocation of pigs from densely populated areas of Cairo was decided on a year ago – swine flu has merely provided an excuse to cull the pigs rather than move them.

This unacceptably inhumane killing contradicts expert advice: the World Organisation for Animal Health has unequivocally informed all its member nations – including Egypt – that ‘the culling of pigs will not help to guard against public or animal health risks.’

Egypt has a choice and a responsibility
WSPA is able to advise the Egyptian government on humane handling and transportation methods to move urban pigs to more suitable environments. For ailing pigs, humane euthanasia options should be explored by the authorities.

Please call on the Egyptian prime minister to stop the killing immediately and use humane options


Write to the Egyptian Ambassador today
Ask the Ambassador in your country to halt this horrendous mass killing of the Egyptian pig herd.

Please point out that such inhumane treatment of animals not only contravenes the OIE Guidelines but is also contrary to Islamic teaching which regards animals as “communities like you”

Protect the whaling ban, protect whales!

Take action: Protect the whaling ban, protect whales!

On 22 June over 80 governments will meet to decide the future of the world’s whales. More than 25 years after the global ban on commercial whaling was passed, these intelligent mammals are in danger once more.

At the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) annual meeting in Portugal, member countries will consider a proposal to allow coastal whaling – effectively lifting the international ban and spelling disaster for whales.

Many governments – maybe even your government – seem dangerously interested in accepting the proposal; they believe it could act as leverage to control Japan’s so-called ‘scientific’ whaling.

A dangerous compromise
Unfortunately, this is not the case. Bartering with coastal whaling quotas will not guarantee that fewer whales are killed by Japan, Norway and Iceland, all of whom defy the ban.

Instead, this proposal would open the floodgates for this cruel industry to grow worldwide.

Whaling subjects gentle, warm-blooded mammals to rifle fire and exploding harpoons, and ultimately an agonising death. Many hundreds will suffer from horrific explosion wounds for up to an hour before finally dying.

If we act now we can prevent this >>

Ensure the IWC votes for whales, not whaling
The world’s whales urgently need you to tell your national representative at the International Whaling Commission to uphold the blanket ban on commercial whaling.

If your nation is not represented at the IWC, you can still take action: write to the foreign ministers of Iceland, Japan or Norway, asking them to cease commercial and ‘scientific’ whaling on welfare grounds.

Please protect whales today. You can choose to take the action in Dutch, English, German, Portuguese or Spanish >>

Four things EVERYONE needs to know about sharks

“While I could talk forever about why sharks matter (I am, as frequent readers know, literally writing a book about the topic), there are a few things that I would like for everyone to know. I do mean EVERYONE. I know that my blog posts reach a pretty small percentage of the world’s population, but some of you guys are pretty passionate about protecting the oceans. Please tell a friend. Please tell your parents. Please tell your children. Please tell your teachers, please tell your students, please tell your classmates. You get the idea… I really would like for EVERYONE to know these few important facts about sharks. I fervently believe that sharks are threatened today because the majority of the world doesn’t know that they are important, and not because the majority of the world wishes them ill, and that public education on a massive scale is key to saving these animals. I can’t do it without you.”

My Name is BeetleJuice. Why did I have to die?? PETITION

Killed the day he was going to be adopted!
Hi. My name is, or was, BeetleJuice. I was given this name when I arrived at the shelter. My picture above was not my best hair day. They caught me before I could brush up and the hair fairy had visited the night before. This is the story of how and why I died on April 29th, 2009 while in the care of the Humane Society of Montgomery County, Texas.
Before I tell you about my last day alive, let me take you back a few months when I found myself in the animal shelter in Conroe, Texas for the first time. When I first got here, it took me a few days to adjust to the conditions. I got fed everyday and was treated pretty good by the staff. I stayed in my cage most of the time.
Full story and PETITION