Thursday, October 2, 2008

WSPCA part1

It should be renamed seen as though White People do all the Work.ASPCA- Aryan society for the protection of animals- ASPCA- Aryan society for the protection of animals

Sweden and New Zealand: leaders in animal welfare

Two governments have made the same significant decision: to recognise the global importance of animals by supporting a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare.

I went to the SPCA in New Zealand and every one had Blue, Gray or Green eyes with Light Hair it was Great.

Bears escape cruel ‘dancing’ destiny

Four sloth bears were rescued from a life spent ‘dancing’ by authorities in Nepal last week, acting on information provided by WSPA member society the Wildlife Trust of India.

World Rabies Day: Time for humane solutions

Rabies, though preventable, kills 55,000 people and countless dogs every year. Often, governments respond by shooting or poisoning dogs. On 28 September, WSPA will be raising awareness about more humane solutions.

How Can you Help

Animal friendly living

Shop better, eat better

Your choices when shopping for food can make a real difference to animal welfare.

Bags made from seal pelts for sale in Namibia

Be fur free: a consumer guide

Advice on avoiding fur products for the compassionate shopper – an industry that puts profits before ethics can only survive as long as the demand does.

A donkey used in the tourist industry, Egypt

Animal friendly tourism

Being a compassionate traveller means making a difference to animal welfare wherever you are.

While you are away

  • Don’t accept culture as an excuse for cruelty. Cockfights, bullfights and the use of animals in religious or other festivals can all be considered part of a local culture, but culture is no excuse for cruelty.

  • Don’t be tempted to try the local cuisine if it includes domestic or wild animals. Avoid food items that are produced through cruel practices, such as foie gras, or involve inhumane killing, such as bushmeat.

  • Only visit animal friendly attractions. View wildlife where it belongs – in the wild. Many zoos and marine parks keep animals in poor conditions with their basic needs denied. Activities like swimming with dolphins may appear fun and educational but are unnatural and stressful for the animals involved.

  • Never purchase souvenirs made from animals. Avoid all products and souvenirs made from animals, including all fur, ivory, shells, seahorses, teeth, rhino horn and turtle shell products.

  • Never pay to have your picture taken posing with a wild animal. Many of these animals have been taken from the wild and their mothers killed. They may be drugged, harshly trained or have had their teeth removed to ensure they ‘behave’ around tourists.

  • If travelling with a group, check the itinerary doesn’t include activities that exploit animals. If it does, lodge a complaint with your travel agent or tour operator, who may be unaware of the cruelty involved with such activities.

  • Avoid animal rides. Poor care and inappropriate equipments means rides on all types of animals – including donkeys, horses, camels and elephants – can perpetuate cruelty. Horses, which pull carriages for tourists in many countries, often suffer from heat stress, lameness and injuries from collisions with traffic.

  • Remember the farm animals. While free range organic food may be hard to come by in some areas, it is worth checking – if restaurants recognise a demand for cruelty-free food they may stock it in future.

What can you do if you see an animal suffering?

Standards of animal welfare can differ greatly from region to region, but you don’t have to feel powerless when you witness animals suffering abroad.

If you see an incident of animal cruelty, note the date, time, location, type and number of animals involved. If possible, record what you have seen on film. Photographs and video footage are invaluable evidence, but never pay to take them.

It is vital to lodge your protests locally in the first instance. Report the cruelty to:

  • the local tourist offices
  • local police
  • a local animal welfare society
  • your tour operator.

When you return home, inform the country's embassy and your local politician.

Act today to make a difference to the welfare of animals around the world!

WSPA’s vision is of a world where animal welfare matters, and animal cruelty ends.

People with their surviving livestock after flooding, Bangladesh

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