Say hello to Daara! He’s an Asiatic black bear and a new resident of our partner sanctuary in Pakistan. For three years, Daara faced cruelty and was forced to fight and “dance.” He still carries the marks on his muzzle, deep scars, and cuts. Thanks to our supporters he'll no longer faces daily cruelty.

We will keep you updated as Daara recovers and moves from quarantine to the main enclosure...
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Say hello to Daara Hes an Asiatic black bear and a new
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Remember if you can ride it, hug it or have a selfie with a wild animal, you can be sure there has been cruelty involved. Pledge to be an animal friendly traveller today: [ Ow.ly Link ]
#Wildlife #NotEntertainers
Remember if you can ride it hug it or have a selfie

6 Tips for Better Wildlife Encounters

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Today is #WorldTurtleDay. But turtles like this one are falling prey to a deadly threat overtaking our oceans.
Ghost gear is lost, discarded or abandoned fishing gear. Around 640,000 tonnes of it is left in the ocean each year – and because it is made to last, it can continue to haunt the ocean for hundreds of years. Each year, it traps and mutilates millions of sea animals – who often die...
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Today is WorldTurtleDay But turtles like this one are falling prey to
Do you work in the #FishingIndustry? Then we want to hear from you!

The #GlobalGhostGearInitiative has created practical guidance for the #seafood industry to reduce lost and abandoned fishing gear.
We’re seeking industry workers to provide feedback on the guidelines: [ Ow.ly Link ]

The guidelines will help protect marine life from lost or abandoned fishing nets, lines and traps known as...
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Do you work in the FishingIndustry Then we want to hear from you

Open for consultation: guidance to reduce marine litter and protect animals

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Mongolian herder families love their animals, caring for them individually and braving the cold to help them survive.

Animal mothers can become so weak they may not be able to stand and feed their young. People do everything from rubbing their animals’ legs to help circulation, to helping mothers stand so their young can feed, and even sheltering baby animals in their family home. You can...
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Mongolian herder families love their animals caring for them individually and braving
Happy Mother's Day to the leader of your pride!
Happy Mother's Day to the leader of your pride
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South Korea has taken landmark steps forward in ending its bear bile industry, with the completion of a government-funded programme to sterilise all captive bears used for bile.
South Korea has taken landmark steps forward in ending its bear bile

South Korea takes steps to end cruel bear bile industry, following our campaigning with local partners

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Linda Alexander
Tina Auger
This #MothersDay honour the special mums in your life by protecting some of the best mothers in the animal kingdom.

If your mum loves animals, she’ll be thrilled to know a World Animal Gift goes to help dogs, bears, elephants and other animals around the world. Shop our special Mother's Day gifts now: [ Ow.ly Link ]
This MothersDay honour the special mums in your life by protecting some

Give your mum a great big bear hug of a gift.

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We all know the important role mothers play in nurturing and shaping our lives. Animal mums are no exception – herding their children through life, protecting them and teaching them to survive.

Every World Animal Gift helps create a more compassionate world for animals and ends needless suffering. Explore our selection of #MothersDay gifts today and give a gift with lasting change for...
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We all know the important role mothers play in nurturing and shaping

Share your mother’s love with all the babes.

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After being rescued from daily cruelty as a “dancing” bear, Maya was released from quarantine into our partner sanctuary in Pakistan. Her days of being abused for entertainment are far behind her!

Thank you again to all our supporters for making her new found freedom possible.

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After being rescued from daily cruelty as a dancing bear Maya was
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Remember if you can ride it, hug it or have a selfie with it, you can be sure the animal suffered cruelty.

You can help stop the cruelty and abuse suffered by elephants used for entertainment by pledging to be an elephant friendly traveller: [ Ow.ly Link ]
#Elephants #NotEntertainers
Remember if you can ride it hug it or have a selfie

Here's The Truth Behind Your Elephant Ride

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Ruby Collier
Debbie Taylor
Rose Rigor
Animals in Mongolia are experiencing a natural disaster called a ‘dzud’ – a bitter, punishing winter following an extreme summer drought. In the coming weeks, expectant mothers face the hardest challenge yet – surviving the birthing season. Some will give their last breath as their babies take their first. Many newborns will not make it through their first night.

You can help deliver the...
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Animals in Mongolia are experiencing a natural disaster called a dzud a
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It is -20°C on the snow-covered steppes of Mongolia. A starving young goat named Khar stands by the lifeless body of his sister, who has already succumbed to cold and hunger.

Overnight the temperature will plummet. Too weak to dig for the poor sustenance below the snow, little Khar may be next. Find out how you can help: [ Ow.ly Link ]
It is 20C on the snowcovered steppes of Mongolia A starving young
Animals in Mongolia are perishing in a devastating natural disaster called a ‘dzud’ – a harsh winter following a severe summer drought.You can help them survive: [ Ow.ly Link ]
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Elizabeth Hurley shared a picture of her riding an elephant during the shooting of a new film in South Africa. We urge global stars like Liz not to ride elephants.

Behind the scenes, elephants experience endless suffering as most of them are kept at venues with severely inadequate welfare conditions, to provide elephant rides and shows for tourists.

You can stop the cruelty and abuse...
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Elizabeth Hurley shared a picture of her riding an elephant during the

Elizabeth Hurley shares RUDE picture of herself on an elephant

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Louise Johnson
Happy Veterinary Day for today!

Read about beautiful Daniel the cat and a determined vet. And share your stories #WeLoveOurVet.
Happy Veterinary Day for today Read about beautiful Daniel the cat and

Celebrating our vets on World Veterinary Day: The story of Daniel the cat

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Kiwis say no to 'new Tiger Temple' >>

Our petition urging Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) to put a stop to a ‘new Tiger Temple’ tourist venue, has been handed to officials.

We’re grateful to the thousands of supporters joining us to help protect tigers: [ Goo.gl Link ]

Thank you!
Kiwis say no to new Tiger Temple Our petition urging Thailands Department

Presented to authorities: Petition to protect tigers, with more than 212,000 signatures

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Lisa Harrison
Ove Dahl
Naoupu Lei Sam Wallis
For elephants in poor-welfare tourist attractions, abuse, neglect, loneliness and poor diet are just a few factors that can contribute to elephants’ reduced lifespan.

You can help stop the cruelty and abuse suffered by elephants used for entertainment by pledging to be an elephant friendly traveller: [ Ow.ly Link ]

#Elephants #NotEntertainers
For elephants in poorwelfare tourist attractions abuse neglect loneliness and poor diet

9 things you need to know about that once-in-a-lifetime elephant ride

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Jane Ward
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Today is Earth Day and so there is no better day to think about how the climate of our planet is changing.

Climate change is real and its effects are here among us. Only in the last few months NZ has experienced Earthquakes, Floods and Super storms. Natural disasters are increasingly common around the world and their threat to us and our animals is very real.

On this Earth Day and all year...
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Today is Earth Day and so there is no better day to

Protect your pet

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Make sure you don't harm animals on your next holiday! Avoid venues and attractions that exploit wild animals for tourist entertainment. Pledge to be an animal friendly traveller today: [ Ow.ly Link ]

#Wildlife #NotEntertainers
Make sure you dont harm animals on your next holiday Avoid venues
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