March 2, 2021

Five bears were rescued from a farm horrendous bear bile farm in Vietnam

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From World Animal Protection After 13 years in captivity Five Asiatic black bears have been rescued from horrific abuse to which they were subjected by the exploitation of bear bile. Abuse of captive bears for their bile is one of the worst examples of animal cruelty in the world today. The farmer who had the […]

Pressure mounts on Carnival Cruise Lines as TripAdvisor pulls the plug on selling tickets to cruel Cayman Turtle Centre

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On the eve of World Turtle Day, the world’s largest travel website – TripAdvisor – has removed the sale of tickets to the Cayman Turtle Centre, where over 5,000 endangered sea turtles live in horrific conditions. The TripAdvisor decision puts even more pressure on one of the world’s largest cruise line companies – Carnival Cruises […]

WAP launches petition for Carnival to stop operating tours to the Cayman Turtle Centre

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World Animal Protection (WAP) are launching today (25) a petition to one of the largest cruise companies in the world, Carnival cruise lines, to stop operating tours to the Cayman Turtle Centre. Carnival Cruise Lines are turning a blind eye to the appalling conditions that sea turtles experience by continuing to send endless streams of […]

The Editor Speaks: Not all gloom at Turtle Farm (now Centre)

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The Cayman Islands Turtle Farm continues to lose money. This time it was approx. $6M in the red. Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell said approx. two thirds of that figure – $4.5M – was due to repayment of a loan. The rest was to cover operating losses. The loan should be settled in 2019 so we […]

WAP Report: These are the companies that show leadership on Farm Animal Welfare

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From World Animal Protection BRF and JBS Brazilian Companies show leadership in Tier 2. Companies with presence in Latin America and the Caribbean markets such as MacDonald’s and Unilever show progress on Farm Animal Welfare. San José, January 24.- Coop Group and Migros Switzerland’s largest food retailers, and Cranswick a UK food producer, are two […]

Controversial Cayman Turtle releases should end says WAP

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The Cayman Turtle Centre’s resumption of its controversial wild release programme is a clear and present danger for turtles across the world. December 19 – Leading global animal welfare charity World Animal Protection has condemned the Cayman Turtle Centre (formerly the Cayman Turtle Farm) for placing wild turtle populations in jeopardy by continuing with its […]

World Animal Protection calls on Cayman Islands DoE to join them in calling for an end to all turtle handling

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From World Animal Protection July 22 – Leading animal welfare charity World Animal Protection has today called for the DoE to join them in calling for an immediate end to all handling of sea turtles by tourists. This follows the Chief Conservation Officer of the Department of Environment’s (DoE) remarks that that this type of […]

World Animal Protection: Cayman Islands Turtle Farm subsidies to hit CI$100m

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World Animal Protection Comments re: Turtle Farm Subsidies Leading animal welfare charity World Animal Protection has criticised the Cayman Islands Government (CIG) for further subsidising failures at the controversial Cayman Turtle Farm. The CIG’s announcement of a further subsidy of CI$12.7M for the Cayman Turtle Farm over the 18-month period between July 1st 2016 and […]

World Animal Protection comments on turtle deaths, cover-up at Cayman Turtle Farm

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October 9 – A recent news report in the Cayman Islands has revealed that 1268 turtles died in a 2014 disease outbreak at the Cayman Turtle Farm, the last facility in the world that breeds endangered sea turtles for meat. The disease, described as a ‘mystery illness’, was later revealed as Clostridium, a bacteria that […]

The Editor Speaks: Impatience and negative press releases don’t help their cause

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World Animal Protection, formerly known as World Society for the Protection of Animals, the change in name possibly due to its length although WAP is only one letter more than WSPA, is impatient. This is the Caribbean. Patience is the name of the game. The more you shout – the less you achieve. WAP doesn’t […]