Breaking! 118 Elephant Ivory Tusks Seized By Customs Officials In Cameroon, Central Africa; We Must End The Ivory Trade!

The seized tusks in Cameroon. Photo by Maha Ngalie, MINFOF, Ministry of Forestry and Fauna, Cameroon Customs officials in Cameroon seized 118 ivory tusks weighing approximately 626 kg last week. The tusks were hidden in a truck of merchandise in Ambam, in the…

Breaking! Queen Elizabeth & The Duke Of Edinburgh Appoint Prince William As Patron Of Two Wildlife Conservation Organizations

Yesterday, The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, became Patron of two wildlife conservation charities, handed to His Royal Highness by The Queen of England and The Duke of Edinburgh. As per an official statement released by the Palace, the new…

Breaking! A Plan By Strauss Meats To Build A Massive Slaughterhouse That Would Kill 500+ Cows Per Day Has Been Rejected By The Common Council Of Franklin, Wisconsin

Earlier this week, the voices of animal advocates were heard and plans by Strauss Meats to build a massive new slaughterhouse in Franklin, Wisconsin, were rejected. This is the same company that reportedly fired 29 workers who complained about unsafe…

Breaking! Queen Elizabeth & The Duke Of Edinburgh Appoint Prince William As Patron Of Two Wildlife Conservation Organizations

Yesterday, The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, became Patron of two wildlife conservation charities, handed to His Royal Highness by The Queen of England and The Duke of Edinburgh. As per an official statement released by the Palace, the new…

Breaking! Columbia Sportswear Becomes The Latest Brand To Ban Alpaca Fleece, Let’s Urge Anthropologie To Do The Same

After viewing a first-of-its-kind PETA exposé revealing that crying alpacas are roughly shorn, cut open, and left bleeding from deep wounds, Columbia Sportswear, one of the largest outdoor apparel and footwear companies in the world, has banned alpaca fleece across all…

Breaking! Conservation Groups Take Legal Action To Speed Up Protection For Endangered Giraffes Under The Endangered Species Act

Yesterday, conservation and animal protection groups filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to consider Endangered Species Act protections for Africa’s rapidly dwindling giraffe population. The groups, including the Center for Biological Diversity, the Humane…

Breaking! 62 Bears Killed On First Day Of New Jersey’s Bear Hunting Season; Help Us End The 2020 Hunt

Animal Advocates across the United States are heartbroken after a reported 62 black bears were horrifically killed on the first day of New Jersey’s annual bear hunt. According to NJ.com, Sussex County had the most bears killed on Monday, with a…

Breaking! England Bans Plastic Straws And Other Plastic Items In An Effort To Protect Our Planet From Plastic Pollution

Last week, England’s ban on supplying plastic straws, stirrers, and plastic-stemmed cotton buds came into effect, marking yet another major step in the Government’s fight against single-use plastic waste to protect the environment and clean up our oceans. “Single-use plastics…

Breaking! Seismic Blasting Halted In Atlantic Ocean Giving Hope To Critically Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales

Photo by: Canadian Wildlife Federation Yesterday, a status conference on seismic litigation revealed that the industry will not pursue efforts to employ seismic blasting to search the Atlantic Ocean for offshore petroleum deposits this year, and possibly for several years.…

Breaking! California Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Critical Bill Protecting Mountain Lions & Other Species From Toxic Rat Poisons

After all of your calls and emails, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Bill AB 1788, The California Ecosystems Protection Act into law, placing greater restrictions, with limited exceptions, on the use of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides to protect the state’s native wildlife. The bill,…

Breaking! 30 Retired Circus Elephants To Be Released Into White Oak Conservation’s New 2,500-Acre Habitat Within Its Florida Sanctuary

All photos of these Asian elephants were taken at the Center for Elephant Conservation in Polk City, Florida, by Stephanie Rutan of White Oak Conservation. White Oak Conservation has started construction on a new 2,500-acre home for Asian elephants. Most…

Breaking! Western Joshua Trees Are Now Protected Under California’s Endangered Species Act For At Least One Year

Earlier this week, the California Fish and Game Commission agreed to accept a petition protecting western Joshua trees under the state’s Endangered Species Act, granting legal protection to the iconic trees for at least a year. Joshua trees are threatened…

Breaking! Conserv Congo Rescues Baby Chimp In The DRC Resulting In Two Wildlife Traffickers Behind Bars

Conserv Congo carried out a sting operation this week where they rescued a baby chimpanzee from two wildlife traffickers on the outskirts of Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The operation was spearheaded by Conserv Congo and the…

Breaking! 351 Sea Turtles Found Dead Off The Coast Of Baja California Where 137 Sea Lions Perished Last Week

Photo by: Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental  Environmental groups recently announced that a total of 351 loggerhead sea turtles have been found dead so far this year in the same area of Baja California coastline where authorities also found 137…

Breaking! Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, And Many Other High Fashion Brands Have Banned Exotic Animal Skins In Their Designs

We are pleased to announce that Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein have officially banned exotic animal skins. Their parent company, PVH Corp., made the decision following discussions with PETA. The animal welfare organization had voiced their concerns with both designers…

Breaking! 42 People & More Than 5,800 Cows Reportedly Perished During Live Transport In The East China Sea

Another tragic case in the transport of live animals overseas. A ship carrying 43 crew members and more than 5,800 cows reportedly capsized after sending a distress signal from an area affected by Typhoon Maysak in the East China Sea. Sadly, only…

Breaking! 39 Dead Dolphins Wash Ashore After Massive Oil Spill In Mauritius; Thousands Protest Against Government’s Inaction

Photos By: Greenpeace Africa  Last month, WAN reported on the devastating oil spill that occurred in Mauritius after a Japanese cargo ship, the MV Wakashio, struck a reef off the country’s coast.  According to Greenpeace, 39 dead dolphins have washed up on shore of…

Breaking! FOUR PAWS Rescues Animals From Horrific Marghazar Zoo In Pakistan After The Death Of Two Lions

Shocking footage of two lions fighting a fire in their small enclosure at the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad has called global animal welfare organization FOUR PAWS and local authorities to action. Inexperienced animal handlers had set a fire in an…

Breaking! Beyond Meat Launches E-Commerce Site Offering Its Signature Plant-Based Products To Consumers Throughout The U.S.

In an effort to make plant-based meat accessible to more consumers, Beyond Meat is launching a new e-commerce site and a new way to shop for Beyond Meat products. As per a statement from the company, the convenient new site…

Breaking! Notorious Wildlife Poacher ‘Guyvanho’ Accused Of Killing 500 Elephants Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

Notorious poacher and ivory trafficker, ‘Guyvanho,’ accused of killing up to 500 elephants, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the Republic of Congo. This marks the first-ever wildlife trafficker to be convicted in Criminal Court in Congo. Mobanza Mobembo Gérard, ‘Guyvanho,’ was…

Breaking! United States To Decide If 7 Species Of Pangolins Will Receive Protection Under The U.S. Endangered Species Act

Under a new legal agreement, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether pangolins, the world’s most trafficked mammals, should be protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The agreement, approved this week by a federal judge, requires the…

Breaking! The UK Supreme Court Upholds The Government’s Ban On Ivory By Revoking A Final Attempt By Antiques Dealers To Overturn It

The landmark UK Ivory Act has passed its final hurdle with the announcement on August 17th that the Supreme Court has refused to allow an appeal by antiques dealers against a Court of Appeal decision in May. The Act was introduced after…

Breaking! Massive Oil Spill From Grounded Ship In Mauritius, An Island Nation In East Africa, Is Causing An Environmental Disaster

Photo from Greenpeace Africa An environmental catastrophe has been unfolding on the island of Mauritius, after a Japanese cargo ship, vessel MV Wakashio, struck a reef off the country’s coast. One thousand metric tons of oil has already leaked into the…

Breaking! Bill To Ban The Possession Of Wildlife “Trophies” In California Passes Assembly Committee With 8-3 Vote & Is One Step Closer To Becoming Law

Today, Senate Bill 1175 passed the California Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife by a vote of 8-3. The bill will cut off imports of any wildlife into the state that could spread zoonotic disease like COVID-19 or that are invasive…

Breaking! New York State Senate Passes Bill Banning The Sale Of Dogs, Cats, & Rabbits In Retail Pet Stores; Bill Now Moves To The Assembly For Vote

The sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in retail pet stores is one step closer to being banned in New York State. On Tuesday, the New York State Senate passed Bill SB4234, which prohibits the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits by…

Breaking! Animal Save Movement Is Outraged By The Feeble & Unjust Charges Brought Against The Truck Driver Who Ran Over Animal Activist Regan Russell

Animal Save Movement is outraged at the Halton Regional Police Service for bringing charges of “Careless Driving,” against the driver of a pig transport truck in the June 19th death of animal activist Regan Russell. Russell was attending a special Toronto Pig Save…

Breaking! Oprah & Jay Z Among New Investors In Oatly’s $200 Million Funding Round Further Boosting The Plant-Based Movement

Oatly, the Swedish sustainable food company, announced yesterday that it has just successfully completed a $ 200 million round of equity funding led by the investment giant Blackstone Growth. Additional investors in this round include: Oprah Winfrey, Jay Z’s Roc Nation, Natalie Portman,…

Breaking! Strong Convictions, Arrests, And Heavy Fines Given To Online Sea Turtle Egg Traffickers In Sabah, Malaysia

A rapid-fire investigation, arrest, and strong conviction against a wildlife trafficker in Sabah has dampened the online sales of sea turtle eggs in the Malaysian state. A local man who was caught with 20 sea turtle eggs after offering them for sale…

Breaking! Incredible Rescue Of An Endangered Sumatran Orangutan That Was Released Back Into The Wild On July 4th

Some uplifting news happened this weekend when a 13-year-old female Sumatran Orangutan was released back into the wild in North Sumatra on July 4th. The orangutan, named Maria, was rescued by the North Sumatra KSDA Center (BBKSDASU) and Orangutan Information…

Breaking! India’s Nagaland State Is Ending Its Barbaric Dog Meat Trade Saving The Lives Of 30,000 Dogs Per Year

Photo by HSI The Government of the state of Nagaland in India has just announced a statewide ban on the brutal dog meat trade. The decision was announced today by the cabinet and will end the import, trade, and sale of live dogs and dog…

Breaking! More Than 300 Elephants Have Mysteriously Died In Botswana With No Evidence Of Poaching

The mysterious deaths of hundreds of elephants in Botswanan have concerned people around the world looking for answers. “A catastrophic die-off of elephants is happing in northern Botswana, and no one knows why,” said Niall McCann, Director of Conservation for National…

Breaking! Animals Asia Rescues A Bear Named Cotton Blossom That Was Held Captive In A Barren Cage For Over 14 Years In Vietnam

Photos by: Animals Asia For over 14 years, a bear that Animals Asia has named Cotton Blossom was held captive in a barren cage, robbed of her freedom and dignity in the Gia Lai province in Vietnam. The poor bear has…

Breaking! New Lawsuit Filed By ALDF Combats Sham Rescue Groups Who Are Still Selling Puppies Despite ‘Retail Pet Sale Ban’ In CA

Animal Legal Defense Fund announced that a settlement agreement has been reached with the Animal Kingdom pet store in a high-profile lawsuit over a puppy laundering scheme to unlawfully circumvent the California “retail pet sale ban” — a law that…

Breaking! Billie Eilish & Mother Maggie Baird Appear On Vegan Cooking Show ‘New Day New Chef’ Highlighting Plant-Based Restaurants Feeding People In Need

The new vegan cooking show ‘New Day New Chef’ returns to Amazon Prime for a special series showcasing Support and Feed, the nonprofit organization formed by Maggie Baird, mother of award-winning musical artist Billie Eilish. The organization is working to help those in need…

Breaking! The European Parliament Establishes New Committee To Review Controversial Live Export Of Animals By Air, Road, Rail & Sea

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) announced today that they will set up an inquiry committee to look into alleged breaches in the application of European Union (EU) animal welfare rules during transport within and outside of the EU. As…

Breaking! Bear Cub Rescued After His Paws Were Severely Burned In The East Canyon Fire In Colorado

A young male bear whose paws were badly burned during the East Canyon Fire, was rescued Tuesday by Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) officers. The injured bear is now being cared for at a CPW facility in Del Norte, Colorado. Sadly, the…

Breaking! Major Victory As Scotland Passes New Legislation Banning The Shooting Of Seals By The Fisheries Industry

Scotland has just banned the shooting of seals by the fisheries industry in a move that the Humane Society International/UK calls “critically important for seal welfare in British waters.” Tragically, large numbers of seals are shot in Scotland every year in the…

June 11, 2020 – USO Coffee Connection Live feat. Lindsay Hafner: Breaking the MilSpouse Stereotype

USO BREAKING NEWS: Charles Myrick,President/CEO of American Consultants Rx Inc. (a.k.a. ACRX) announces the release of 20-80 million ACRX discount prescription cards.ACRX is working hard to supply much needed assistance to uninsured consumers who are looking for a way to…

Breaking! The Colombian Senate Votes To Ban Animal Testing For Cosmetics; Bill Now Moves To President’s Desk For Signature

Last week, the Colombian Senate voted to ban cosmetics testing on animals. The new bill, which will come into effect in 2024, prohibits the use of animals for the purpose of testing cosmetic products and their ingredients imported or manufactured in Colombia. The…

Breaking! 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 of protection under national legislation. The announcement was made last week by the National Forestry and Grasslands…

Breaking! New Lawsuit Fights For Trade Sanctions Against Mexico As Remaining 10 Vaquita Near Extinction

Photo by Paula Olson / NOAA Conservation groups sued the Trump administration today to force a long overdue decision to sanction Mexico for its illegal fishing and trade that is causing the vaquita porpoise’s extinction. The U.S. government has ignored conservationists’…

Breaking! New Online Vegan Grocery Store ‘GTFO It’s Vegan’ Launches With Mouthwatering Food Items Shipping Throughout The U.S.

During these unprecedented times, many people have turned to online shopping, yet often discover that their favorite products are not available, or have shipping times extended out weeks or even months. Enter GTFO It’s Vegan, a new online retailer that currently ships anywhere…

Breaking! JUST Egg Partners With German-Based Emsland Group To Make Plant-Based Eggs Available Worldwide

JUST (Eat JUST, Inc.), a company that applies cutting-edge science and technology to create healthier, more sustainable foods, announced yesterday a partnership to expand its protein processing capacity with Emsland Group, a worldwide leader in manufacturing raw materials from vegetables.…

Breaking! Conservation Groups Work To Stop The Killing Of Endangered Wolves Over Conflicts With Livestock In Washington

Conservation groups petitioned the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission yesterday for rules limiting when the state can kill endangered wolves over conflicts with livestock. The state has killed 31 wolves since 2012, relying on a protocol that skews heavily toward lethal and…

Breaking! Animal Welfare Coalition Calls On World Health Organization To Focus On Testing On Humans Not Animals For COVID-19 Remedies

In a joint statement released today by Cruelty Free International, Cruelty Free Europe, Eurogroup for Animals, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Foundation (PETA), the animal protection organizations stress that it is essential that authorities, under the leadership of the World Health Organization (WHO), work…