The infamous, cruel tourist attraction #TigerTemple in Thailand, was raided by police, shut down, and had all 147 of its tigers confiscated last year.

Now the company behind it has changed its named to Golden Tiger (Thailand) Co. Ltd., and wants to open a new tourist attraction.

Learn more: [ Link ] #NotEntertainers
World Animal Protection
02/25/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
"Tiger Temple Co. Ltd. under the new name, Golden Tiger (Thailand) Co. Ltd. needs to be stopped in its tracks as it clearly has links to the dark side of wildlife trafficking rings."

- Our senior wildlife and veterinary advisor Dr Jan Schmidt-Burbach, on the shocking news that the company behind the infamous #TigerTemple plans to open a new wildlife attraction under a different name....
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Fear for tigers, as company behind cruel Tiger Temple plans to open a new venue
World Animal Protection
02/25/2017 at 09:30. Facebook
We're proud the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) now features on United Nations' Ocean Action Hub:

Ghost gear is a floating death trap for sea life. It entangles, kills and injures hundreds of thousands of whales, seals, turtles, sea lions, and other animals each year.

The Hub will encourage others to share ideas and co-develop solutions to reduce the amount lost and abandoned fishing...
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World Animal Protection
02/24/2017 at 12:05. Facebook
Shocking news. We’ve uncovered a major threat to hundreds of tigers in Thailand. The company behind the cruel #TigerTemple, which was shut down last year, is planning to open a new tourist attraction.

Tiger Temple was closed after a 2016 police raid uncovered dead cubs, tiger skins and teeth. The business behind it, now trading as Golden Tiger (Thailand) Co. Ltd, has a provisional license to...
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Fear for tigers, as company behind cruel Tiger Temple plans to open a new venue
World Animal Protection
02/23/2017 at 12:03. Facebook
We’re so grateful to the 163,381 supporters around the world who signed our petition to help rescue the #FantaneleBears, being kept illegally on a private property in Romania.

We contacted the Romanian National Environment Guard, urging it to confiscate the bears and rehome them at Libearty - Bear Sanctuary, giving them the freedom they deserve. Unfortunately, the guard has not acted, so...
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Free caged, forgotten bears in Romania
World Animal Protection
02/22/2017 at 12:06. Facebook
In a great step for wild animals, Virgin Holidays will stop promoting new attractions or hotels that feature whales or dolphins for entertainment purposes.

Virgin joins an increasing number of travel companies who are becoming more animal-friendly, such as TripAdvisor.

However, we’d like to see the company go further and end the sale and promotion of any attractions or hotels that uses wild...
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Virgin Holidays scraps sale of new captive animal attractions
Happy #WorldWhaleDay!

We work to protect whales from the threat of lost and abandoned fishing gear, or 'ghost gear', through the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI).

Ghost gear kills at least 136,000 whales, seals and sea lions each year, so the GGGI's global work to remove and reduce it is vital. Learn more: [ Link ] #SeaChange
It's #WorldPangolinDay today.

How much do you know about pangolins, the world's most trafficked mammal? Find out more: [ Link ]
Thanks to supporters like you, we're feeding 34,800 animals in Bolivia who are struggling to eat due to severe drought. Through the seeds we're providing, residents can grow food for their llamas, alpacas, and vicunas.

We're also giving minerals to 30,000 animals, to help them survive the difficult conditions. You can learn more about our disaster response work here: [ Link ]
An image of a sea turtle entangled in a fishing net has won the Nature (Singles) prize at the World Press Photo 2017 Awards. The striking photo by Francis Pérez, highlights the global problem of ghost fishing gear.

Sadly, lost and discarded fishing gear results in lost limbs, suffocation and death for thousands of marine animals every year.

Our #SeaChange campaign is working with the...
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2017 Francis Pérez NA1
Alesha Dixon visited Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary - BLES with us to meet happy elephants who've been rescued from cruel wildlife tourist attractions. We're working to end this cruel industry. Wild animals belong in the wild, they are #NotEntertainers.

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Instagram photo by World Animal Protection • Jan 26, 2017 at 2:54pm UTC
We’ve contacted the Romanian National Environment Guard, urging it to confiscate the #FantaneleBears and rehome them at Libearty - Bear Sanctuary. These bears, currently imprisoned by a man in Romania, must be given the freedom they deserve.

Thank you to more than 150,000 people who’ve signed our petition. If you haven’t already, please add your name now, and share with your friends and...
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The Brazilian government has pushed forward a dangerous constitutional amendment. This means the legalisation of 'vaquejada' and other cruel sports is a step closer to becoming a reality.

Please join 55,000 others and sign our petition now. We must not give up the fight for Brazilian animals.

Act now for animals in Brazil
"A two-month-old baby should be with its mother, not in a tiny cage and then passed and pulled about like they are just a product." - Alesha Dixon

Read more about what animals endure at these wildlife tourist attractions, and what we're doing to help end the cruel industry: [ Link ] #NotEntertainers
Sadly, this whale in Norway had to be euthanized because it had more than 30 plastic bags in its stomach.

Marine litter kills hundreds of thousands of sea animals each year - and 10% of this litter is abandoned or lost fishing gear, known as 'ghost gear'.

Through the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI), we're protecting seals, whales, turtles, and other animals, by helping prevent ghost...
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Whale found dying off coast of Norway with 30 plastic bags in its stomach
YAS - Your African Safari’s commitment for wild animals represents a positive, growing movement in the travel industry.

We hope other companies will also choose to end sales to cruel wildlife tourist attractions, and help protect even more wild animals. #NotEntertainers

US travel site inspired by our TripAdvisor breakthrough stops selling tickets to cruel wildlife venues
Our thoughts go out to the family of a man mauled to death by a tiger at a wildlife tourist park south of Shanghai in China.

This horrific incident highlights that tigers are wild animals, not playthings, pets or photo props, and can be extremely dangerous.

Wild animals belong in the wild. They are #NotEntertainers. Venues that keep wild animals captive must ensure the welfare needs of the...
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Tiger drags a man into its zoo enclosure and mauls him to death
“These wild animals have no life, they have no choice, they have no freedom and it’s quite frankly disgusting. My job is to perform, to entertain, it's my passion, it's my love and it's a choice that I made for myself. I cannot imagine being forced to do it.” – Alesha Dixon

Learn more about the animals Alesha witnessed on our Thailand trip: [ Link ] #NotEntertainers
We're very sad to hear of the passing of our cherished supporter, Sir John Hurt. We're so thankful to have been supported by such a wonderfully talented actor, who really cared about protecting animals.

He was a true friend to the animals, and his voice inspired so many to help us move the world for them. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

John Hurt, versatile star of The Elephant Man, Alien and Harry Potter, dies aged 77
It's so sad to hear that another baby dolphin has been tragically killed by a mob of holiday makers taking selfies. This sadly shows that some people's focus is on taking a selfie with an animal, rather than thinking of its welfare.

If you can pet it, ride it or take a selfie with it, then the animal is likely to be suffering. Wild animals belong in the wild. We urge those who find a marine...
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Another Baby Dolphin Killed By Selfie-Seeking Tourists