A bright future for animals in Egypt!
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Today is the last day to register for the World Organisation for Animal Health's (OIE's) Global Animal Welfare Conference at a reduced rate!

The conference, which takes place only every four years, will occur from 6-8 December in Gudadalajara, Mexico. WAN will be one of several animal protection organizations in attendance. 

Read more about the conference here and register on the official website. If you do decide to go, be sure to let us know so that we can be in touch!

Bright future for Egypt's Animals? 

Amina Abaza, newly appointed Minister of Animal Rights and the Environment within the Women's Ministry of Egypt and representative on WAN's International Policy Forum, took the opportunity on World Animal Day to submit the Model Animal Welfare Act, which was translated into Arabic, to Egypt's prime minister. Read more on S.P.A.R.E.'s Facebook page

From the WAN Blog

- Renowned animal behavior scientist joins the #WorldAnimalDay movement. Read Marc Bekoff, Ph.D's thoughts about celebrating World Animal Day everyday, republished on our blog. 

- Janice Cox discusses WAN's strategy at the UN and her hopes for animals in an interview with Sabine Brels of Global Animal Law. Watch the interview here

Notice to our readers

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News from CITES

- Trade ban approved for pangolins.
- EU opposition to ivory trade ban keeps elephants off of Appendix I. Read more...
- New protections approved for sharks and rays.
- Trade in parts from captive-bred lions will continue to be legal. Read more...
- New protections for African Grey Parrots as they move to Appendix I. Read more... 
- Increased protections for hornbills.

October's Events

October 9-11: International Conference on Cultured Meat (The Netherlands)
October 11-13: International Companion Animal Welfare Conference (Croatia)
October 14-15: 2016 Animals in Focus Conference (Australia)
October 21-23: India for Animals Conference (India)

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