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Ricky Gervais Urges Irish Government To Stop The Sale Of Greyhounds To China

  Actor/comedian/animal advocate Ricky Gervais spoke out against the government of Ireland's sale of greyhounds to China, as he says the country is "internationally renowned...

Victory! Spanish Region Bans Bull-Spearing “Festival”

  A historic victory for animals was announced in Spain:  The region of Castile & Leon has banned the Toro de la Vega “festival” during which men compete...

Celebrating “Shark Week”: Morgan Freeman Visits U.S. House And Senate To Fight For Sharks

Just in time for the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, Oscar winner Morgan Freeman toured Congress to push them to take action to stop the...

Scientists Send Urgent Letter To Australian Government, Call For Help To Protect The Great Barrier Reef

More than 2,000 scientists and policy makers united in a letter addressed to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbell, urging him to take action immediately to aggressively...

UPDATE: Rescue Underway For 80ft Blue Whale Found Off The Coast Of Dana Point, CA

UPDATE: Rescuers will try again Tuesday to free a blue whale entangled in hundreds of feet of fishing line off the coast of Southern California. The...

Eagle Scout Collects Cell Phones To Help Save The Rainforests

Barrington, ILLINOIS:  Joey Young's Eagle Scout project is anticipated to help prevent illegal logging in the Amazon Rainforest. Young, 12, plans to collect old cellphones,...

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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...

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! 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...

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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...

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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...

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! 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! 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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Breaking! Critically Endangered Vaquita Struggles To Survive Extinction As Rampant Fishing Continues In “Zero Tolerance” Refuge

Vaquita in front of fishing boat. Credit: CONANP | MuseoDeLaBallena | Sea Shepherd Conservation patrol vessels recently carried out the second leg of a scientific...

Breaking! Golden Eagle Chicks Found In Southern California Mountains For The 1st Time In 30 Years

Photos By National Park Service A pair of golden eagle chicks, a fully protected species in the state of California, have been found in a nest...

Breaking! First-Of-Its-Kind Research Uses Twitter To Reveal More Than 1,000 Sharks & Rays Have Become Entangled In Our World’s Oceans

Photo by Daniel Cartamil As previously reported by WAN, plastic waste in our world’s oceans has become an epidemic that is leaving innocent marine animals...

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Breaking! FOUR PAWS Launches ‘Wear It Kind’ Campaign That Calls For Brands and Consumers To Shop Ethically

Demand for ethical fashion is gaining global momentum. Shoppers and consumers, designers and retailers alike are making more ethically minded commitments on behalf of...

Signatures Needed! A Shocking 48 States Have No Laws Protecting Pets Chained Outside In The Freezing Cold

It turns out that the U.S. has minimal laws protecting animals from being left outside in extreme weather conditions. Of the 50 states, only 2 (Texas and...

The Honeybee Conservancy Launches BeeBlitz, A National Program To Help Protect Endangered Native Bees Throughout The U.S.

Aiming to protect bee biodiversity in the United States and improve the public's environmental knowledge, The Honeybee Conservancy has partnered with 10 beekeeping organizations...

Breaking! New Study Claiming That Red & Processed Meat Does Not Contribute To Cancer & Other Diseases Is Misleading; A Plant-Based Diet Is Best...

A plant-based diet is not only the most compassionate choice but also good for your health, as was confirmed by a coalition of prominent...

The U.S. Receives “D” Rating For Its Protection Of Farmed Animals & Wildlife In World Animal Protection’s Newest Report

Sadly, new research by World Animal Protection reveals that the United States continues to lag behind many other countries in its protections for farmed animals...

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