Arctic fox in a fur farm

Cruelty is out of fashion report

Each year, millions of wild animals suffer through exploitation and slaughter for the profits of fashion brands that have not progressed to more innovative and humane alternatives.

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Jaguar skin hanging at the Belén market.

Risky business - How Peru’s wildlife markets are putting animals and people at risk

Belén market, located in Iquitos the capital city of Peru's Loreto Region, is considered the largest and most important open market selling wildlife in the Peruvian Amazon. The commercial trade in wild animals at urban markets, such as Belén, is illegal in Peru (Law No 29763). However, wildlife trade is poorly monitored and practiced openly.

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At this wildlife venue in Thailand tiger cubs are kept in small pens but brought out for selfie opportunities with tourists. Credit: World Animal Protection

Tiger selfies exposed

This report presents a portrait of Thailand´s tiger entertainment industry. It is the first comprehensive analysis of the tiger entertainment industry in Thailand and highlights the role of governments, the travel industry and tourists globally in protecting them.

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Tiger cub in cage at a wildlife tourist attraction - World Animal Protection - Wildlife. Not entertainers

Associated with Cruelty

Our Associated with Cruelty report takes the key findings from research conducted by the University of Surrey and makes recommendations to travel trade associations on how they can lead their members towards responsible wildlife tourism

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Slangen op een handelsbeurs

Trading animals and diseases: Canada's role in the global commercial wildlife trade

Canada plays a significant role in both the selling and buying of wild animals and their parts, sustaining the same global wildlife trade that puts human health, globally, at risk. The wildlife trade supplies live and dead animals and animal parts and derivatives within countries and across borders for a wide array of uses, and carries zoonotic disease risks. 

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A child looks at a captive dolphin at aquatic theme park

The case against marine mammals in captivity

For the 5th edition of ‘The Case against Marine Mammals in Captivity’, World Animal Protection and the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) provide robust scientific evidence and ethical arguments to support the case that it is unacceptable to house marine mammals in captivity for the purpose of public display. 

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Bali Break? Here’s five alternatives to animal cruelty on your next holiday

Your guide to being animal friendly on holiday

Seeing wild animals when you travel can be such a memorable part of any travel experience. However, tourists might not be aware these animals often suffer unseen cruelty and abuse. This guide provides information about animal experiences, so travelers make informed decisions on their journey.

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A salt-water crocodile in the misnamed South Alligator River. Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia.

Fashion victims

Each year, thousands of saltwater crocodiles are farmed and killed in Australia for their skins. Fashion Victims details the disturbing plan to greatly expand the Northern Territory crocodile industry by French luxury goods company, Hermès.

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Cargo of Cruelty

Cargo of Cruelty - West Africa Report

Our Cargo of Cruelty report reveals Ethiopian Airlines is shipping live wild animals from West Africa around the world for use as exotic pets.

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August 2021