The good, the bad, and the ugly: WAN reports back on OIE Meeting. 
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In this newsletter you will find news about the recent meeting of the OIE General Assembly, our International Policy Forum, takeaways from the new encyclical, and July's animal protection events. 

Stunning News from Pope Francis

Pope Francis's long-awaited encyclical made some stunning statements about humans' relationship with animals. Read our key takeaways here! 

From the WAN Blog

- This little piggy: New paper pulls together research on pig smarts and pig emotion, with some surprising conclusions! Read more...

- Inspired to learn more about social marketing? Animal Impact by Caryn Ginsberg may be just the book for you. Read our review here.

- Animal sentience news roundup: Applying the Lisbon Treaty in the EU, empathetic rats, and New Zealand raises the bar for animal welfare. Read more... 

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

WAN attended the General Session of the World Assembly at the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in Paris, where we found the good, the bad, and the ugly in terms of progress for animals. Read more...

International Policy Forum

In June WAN hosted the second official meeting of our International Policy Forum (IPF). With representatives from Brazil, Egypt, China, Australia and beyond, the IPF seeks to share information and inform international policy and advocacy initiatives, particularly within the UN and OIE. Read more...


-Find out what's happening in the animal protection world this July!
-Don't forget to let us know about upcoming events. Register them here. 
This month we are pleased to welcome the following organizations to the World Animal Net Directory:

Wagner Farm Rescue Fund - Have a Heart Farm - Aklan Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Center - The Paws Squad - Matty's Place Animal Sanctuary - Farm Animal Rescue of Mifflinburg - Forensic Vet Limited - Meru Animal Welfare Organization (MAWO) - Marianne's Dog Food Bank 
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