News: Animals in entertainment
29 July 2015
It has been reported that an American dentist paid US$50,000 to shoot Cecil the lion, a national treasure in Zimbabwe, earlier this month.
28 April 2015
The Thai government and Tiger Temple owners have come to an agreement over the future of the 146 tigers being used for tourist entertainment at the Temple.
05 March 2015
We are thrilled that Ringling Brothers, one of America's largest circus companies, will take the historic step of ceasing to use elephants in its shows.
25 February 2015
We welcome the announcement of a new law in the Sindh province of Pakistan, banning the use of bears for entertainment.
06 February 2015
We commend the New York State Assembly for passing a bill banning direct contact between people and large wildcats.
05 February 2015
We respond to this week’s raid of the ‘Tiger Temple’ in Kanchanaburi province in Thailand - during which 100 tigers have reportedly been seized.
06 January 2015
The singer Beyoncé has been pictured posing with a captive tiger cub while on holiday in Thailand.
23 December 2014
Thank you to all our supporters who made another incredible year for World Animal Protection possible!
10 December 2014
Apollo, Sweden’s third largest tour operator, has stepped forward to show their support in promoting animal-friendly tourism.
28 November 2014
On World Animal Day last month we launched a new campaign – Before they book. Today we are taking the next step in that campaign, uncovering the hidden cruelty behind tiger themed tourist attractions and parks.