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Lawsuit Launched Over U.S. Failure To Protect Shortfin Mako Sharks Under The Endangered Species Act

Defenders of Wildlife and the Center for Biological Diversity have sent a notice of their intent to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service for failing to protect...

Victory! New Mexico County Votes To Stop Funding Federal Wildlife-Killing Targeting Mountian Lions, Wolves, Coyotes & Bears

Grant County commissioners in New Mexico voted 2-1 against renewing a contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program last Thursday because the...

Breaking! Border Police In Germany Rescue 72 Sick & Frightened Puppies Being Illegally Transported To Portugal From Slovakia

Photos from German Animal Welfare Association, State Association of Bavaria E.V. As the illegal trade in animals is on the rise in Germany, the lives...

Breaking! Notorious Trophy Hunter, Riaan Naude, Was Reportedly Shot & Killed In South Africa

Photos from Pro Hunt Africa, Facebook Riaan Naude, a trophy hunter in South Africa known for “proudly” displaying images of himself with innocent animals that he...

Breaking! Over 100 Live Animals Found Hidden In Suitcases At Bangkok Airport; Two Wildlife Smugglers Have Been Arrested

Photos from the Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation In Thailand Two women from India were arrested on Monday at the Suvarnabhumi Airport...

Victory! Louisiana Becomes The 9th State In The U.S. To Ban The Sale Of Cosmetics Tested On Animals

Earlier this month, Governor John Bel Edwards signed legislation that will make the sale of cosmetics tested on animals illegal throughout the state of...

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U.S. Senator Cory Booker Introduces Important Bill To Shut Down Wildlife Markets Which Threaten Public Health In The United States

U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced a bipartisan bill, the Preventing Future Pandemics Act, which would direct the State Department to...

Breaking! 11,000 Scientists Declare A Climate Emergency After 40 Years Of Major Global Negotiations To Save Our Planet

A global coalition of scientists led by William J. Ripple and Christopher Wolf of Oregon State University says “untold human suffering” is unavoidable without...

Breaking! New Report On The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates From 2018-2020 Sadly Lists 8 New Species

Highly endangered Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey (Procolobus kirkii) in Jozani Forest on island of Zanzibar (Tanzania, Africa). Mother and baby nurture & bonding. Just two...

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Here is World Animal News’ Top 10 Stories Happening Now: 1. Colorado Parks & Wildlife Confirms First Gray Wolf Pack Sighting In The State Since...

China Upgrades Native Pangolin Protection Status; They Will No Longer Be Used In Traditional Chinese Medicine

China has upgraded the national protection status of its native pangolin species, in particular the Chinese Pangolin Manis pentadactyla, to Class I, the highest form...

Breaking! Congratulations To Animal Activist & Vegan Joaquin Phoenix For Winning A Golden Globe For Best Actor In ‘Joker’

At last night’s 77th Golden Globe Awards, notable animal activist and vegan Joaquin Phoenix won for his outstanding performance in the feature film Joker. The...

Breaking! Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and PepsiCo Named Top Plastic Polluters For The 2nd Year In A Row

Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and PepsiCo were the top 3 most identified companies in global brand audits for the second year in a row, according to...

Breaking! 11,000 Scientists Declare A Climate Emergency After 40 Years Of Major Global Negotiations To Save Our Planet

A global coalition of scientists led by William J. Ripple and Christopher Wolf of Oregon State University says “untold human suffering” is unavoidable without...

U.S. Senator Cory Booker Introduces Important Bill To Shut Down Wildlife Markets Which Threaten Public Health In The United States

U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced a bipartisan bill, the Preventing Future Pandemics Act, which would direct the State Department to...

China Upgrades Native Pangolin Protection Status; They Will No Longer Be Used In Traditional Chinese Medicine

China has upgraded the national protection status of its native pangolin species, in particular the Chinese Pangolin Manis pentadactyla, to Class I, the highest form...

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Heartbreaking News As Six Elephants Die Trying To Save A Baby Elephant After Falling Into A Waterfall In Thailand; Two Adult Elephants Have Been...

It is with heavy hearts that WAN shares the tragic news that six wild elephants fell to their deaths into a waterfall this weekend in Thailand after...

Breaking! U.S. Senate Committee Passes Legislation To Protect Less Than 400 North Atlantic Right Whales That Remain On Earth

Photo by: Center For Biological Diversity Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a markup on (S. 2453) The Scientific Assistance...

Breaking! New Report Reveals That Donkey Populations Are Plummeting Worldwide As The Demand For Their Skins Grows

Photos from The Donkey Sanctuary According to a new report released by The Donkey Sanctuary, donkeys are currently in a state of global crisis as...

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Breaking! Impossible Burger To Make Its East Coast Grocery Store Debut Tomorrow At Wegmans & Select Fairway Market Locations

After a record-shattering launch on the West Coast, the Impossible Burger will become available in the East Coast tomorrow at all 100 Wegmans grocery...

WAN Exclusive With Vincent DePaul Of Gangster Vegan Organics Who Is Feeding Thousands During The Pandemic With His ‘Feeding The Block‘ Campaign

Photos from: Vincent DePaul and Gangster Vegan Organics Once a week in Norristown, Pennsylvania, and surrounding neighborhoods, Vincent DePaul, Founder of Gangster Vegan Organics Restaurants,...

Joaquin Phoenix Among Hundreds Of Animal Advocates Participating In National Animal Rights Day In Los Angeles

Photos by Lauren Lewis for WAN Hundreds of compassionate people gathered in Los Angeles yesterday to commemorate the ninth annual National Animal Rights Day (NARD). The...

It’s World Day For Laboratory Animals; Learn Why It’s So Important To Go #CrueltyFree

Today Is World Day For Laboratory Animals. We would like to honor the millions of animals that have lost their lives at the hands of...

9 Billion Animals Are Killed For Their Meat In The EU Every Year, The EU Is Being Urged To Help Animal Farmers Transition To...

European Union policy makers are being urged to help farmers transition away from animal agriculture and towards plant-crop farming in order to capitalize on...

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