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Major Victory! U.S. Bans The Import Of Live African Elephants & Elephant Hunting “Trophies”

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a final rule governing import permits for live African elephants and elephant hunting “trophies.” This action...

Victory! Washington State Has Banned Cruel Octopus Farming Following Governor Inslee’s Signature

Update: Washington state has officially banned octopus farming following Governor Jay Inslee's signature on House Bill 1153 on March 13th. This legislative action marks a...

The TREES Act Is Being Introduced In New York To Help Stop Tropical Deforestation & Protect Endangered Species

Last week, New York State Senator Liz Krueger and Assembly Member Kenneth Zebrowski announced that they will be introducing a revised version of their...

Court Orders U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service To Fix Regulation That Allows Oil Companies To Harass Polar Bears In Alaska

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must correct legal errors in a regulation that...

A Lioness & Her Three Cubs Rescued From War-Torn Ukraine Find Their Forever Home In The UK

Photos by: Yorkshire Wildlife Park A lioness and her three cubs have arrived safely at their forever home at Yorkshire Wildlife Park in the United...

Newly Introduced Bill, The ProTECT Act, Would Ban Trophy Imports & Domestic Sport Hunting Of At-Risk Species

Photo by: Katie Cleary undercover at The Safari Club International Convention in Las Vegas  The Prohibiting Threatened and Endangered Creature Trophies Act (ProTECT Act) was...

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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...

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...

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1. Congratulations to Joaquin Phoenix for winning Best Actor at the Oscars for his outstanding performance in the Joker.  Joaquin gave an inspirational speech using...

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...

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...

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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North America’s First Whale Sanctuary Selected By Whale Sanctuary Project In Port Hilford, Nova Scotia

The Whale Sanctuary Project has announced that it will work together with Sherbrooke and the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s on the Eastern...

Tell The Milwaukee County Zoo & Pittsburgh Zoo Not To Separate Two Bonded Elephant Companions Who Have Spent Over 25 Years Together

WAN has learned from In Defense of Animals that the Milwaukee County Zoo plans to move a female African elephant named Seeni from the Pittsburgh Zoo’s...

Urgent Call To Action! Koalas Found Dead After Their Habitat Was Bulldozed By A Logging Company In Australia; Investigation Currently Underway

Photos from Friends of the Earth Australia With the heart-breaking images of wildlife perishing from the wildfires that continue to decimate parts of Australia, it...

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Help End The Wildlife Trade: New Coalition Invites Global Community To Take A Stand Against Future Pandemics

Photo By: E. Bennett, Wildlife Conservation Society The global trade in wild animals has produced conditions for disastrous and deadly pandemics, including COVID-19. That is...

Meet Some Loving Adoptable Dogs Who Are Looking For Their Furever Homes; Here Are WAN’s Rescues Of The Week!

Below are some of this week’s loving adoptable dogs who have been saved by Peace 4 Animals’ partner The Animal Rescue Mission (ARM), and are in need of...

New York City Launches COVID-19 Pet Hotline To Provide Support For Animals Of Residents Affected By The Coronavirus

The New York City Emergency Management Department and the Mayor’s Office of Animal Welfare today announced the launch of the NYC COVID-19 Pet Hotline. The...

A New Report Reveals That More Than Half Of The Top 100 Restaurant Chains In The U.S. Are Offering Plant-Based Options

As the demand for plant-based food across the United States continues to grow, 42 of the country's favorite restaurant chains still do not offer...

Join The ‘NO MEAT MAY’ Challenge Today For Your Health, The Animals & Our Planet

No Meat May is a campaign that challenges people to eliminate meat from their diets for 31 days, for their health, the environment, animals, and...

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