But progress for animals is not achieved with “rings of power” BOSTON, Massachusetts––Any resemblance between mild-mannered World Federation for Animals founder Wim DeKok, a longtime exemplar of peaceful cooperation, and Sauron, the vengeful Satanic wizard of the Lord of the Rings trilogy authored by J.R.R. Tolkien, would be difficult to discover. Yet there is […]
Queen Elizabeth II honors Thai street dog rescuer John Dalley
Global recognition for Soi Dog Foundation PHUKET, Thailand––John Dalley, co-founder and president of Soi Dog Foundation International, was on October 10, 2020, the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for service to animal welfare in Southeast Asia. The term “Soi […]
Will U.K. leaving E.U. mean leaving animal welfare behind?
Part I of a five-part series. See also Part II: Farmed animals & the Brexit “diet plan” and Part III: Farmed animals & money talks. Part IV: What Brexit means for “pet passports” & lab animals. Part V: Back to the Jungle Book: U.K. wildlife law post-Brexit. LONDON, U.K.––Will the June 23, […]
World Animal Protection bakes Mike Baker
Head of former WSPA out after six years LONDON, U.K.––The World Animal Protection board of trustees, on the eve of the two largest international animal protection conferences of 2015, abruptly removed six-year director general Mike Baker from office. What this might mean for the future direction of World Animal Protection, formerly […]