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Arts & Entertainment, Health, International, Society

COVID-19, angry Instagram post, and call to close ‘wet markets’

Canada’s Bryan Adams is a hugely successful rock icon with fans around the world. Some of those fans are upset with an expletive laden social media post he made after his performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall had to be »

Health

Report: Canada receives failing grade for animal welfare laws

Canada received a failing grade in terms of its animal protection laws, according to a report released from World Animal Protection earlier this morning.  World Animal Protection is a global charity that’s dedicated to protecting animals, and making their lives »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

The silent killing of marine life: Ghost gear

Second annual report rates seafood companies for ghost gear It’s known as “ghost gear” or abandoned, lost, or discarded fishing gear (ALDFG). These are nets, traps, lines, or hooks left floating in the ocean or any water body, and which »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Don’t gift exotic pets, urges non-profit

World Animal Protection is urging people to not give or ask for exotic animals for Christmas. A survey suggests that 10 per cent of Canadians own such animals with freshwater fish as the most common one followed by exotic birds, »

International, Society

Tourists urged to avoid harm to animals

Riding elephants, swimming with dolphins and taking selfies with wild animals are tourist activities that cause harm to animals, says the advocacy group World Animal Protection. The group says people, especially those under age 35 are becoming increasingly aware of »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Ghost gear and World Oceans Day

Today is World Oceans Day  As part of a number of campaigns by various environmental groups globally, World Animal Protection (WAP) has launched its own campaign against ghost fishing gear. Josey Kitson is the executive director of World Animal Protection-Canada. »