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Africa takes a big first step for animals!
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WAN aids progress for Africa's animals

In August WAN's Janice Cox was invited and attended a workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where Africa's very first Regional Animal Welfare Strategy was validated, taking a big step for animal welfare on the continent. Read more...

From the WAN Blog

- World Rabies Day is September 28. Find out from the Global Alliance for Rabies Control why humane stray management is important to ending rabies on our blog.
- Compassion in World Farming and people around the world took a stand against the long distance transport of live animals on August 29. Read highlights of the event on notfrieght.org, and learn more about why this is important from Peter Stevenson, CIWF's Chief Policy Advisor, on our blog.
WAN's Janice Cox was recently interviewed by our friends at Global Animal Law, where she discussed our work at the UN, vision for the animal protection movement and the importance of our Model Animal Welfare Act

International News

- Amina Abaza, member of WAN's International Policy Forum was appointed Egypt's Minister of Animal Rights and the Environment within the newly formed Women's Ministry. Read more...
- A new study finds African elephant populations have declined 30% in seven years. Read more...
- Dogs understand not only what we say, but how we say it.  Read more...
- In the U.S. an entire pack of endangered grey wolves is exterminated after conflict with livestock. Read more...
- Trial begins for animal advocate who gave slaughter-bound pigs water on a hot day. Read more... 

September's Events

Sept. 8-11: International Animal Rights Conference (Luxembourg)
Sept. 9-11: Christians and Other Animals (UK)
Sept.11-23: Course on Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law (UK)
Sept. 19-21: First International Conference on Human Behavior Change for Animal Welfare (UK)
Sept. 24 - Oct. 5: CITES COP17 World Wildlife Converence (South Africa)
 
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