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Honeybees are best known for the honey they produce. However, the principal role of honeybees in nature is to pollinate hundreds and thousands of flowering plants and assure the formation of large quantities of good quality seeds. In the process of evolut...

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The number of porcupines killed in the Republic of Congo has risen rapidly in the last few months. The reason lies in the increasing presence of Chinese people in the country. Why? In Asia, porcupines are killed for something that can grow in their stomac...

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Despite the stigma surrounding them, black cats are friendly, affectionate animals who certainly do not deserve the negative reputation of being bad luck they have been suffered for many centuries, and are still object of in many countries. And yet, no ma...

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MUTILATED DOGS AND FAKE CERTIFICATES IN THE NAME OF A “DIRTY BEAUTY”: OIPA ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS IN ROME REPORT TO THE JUDICIAL AUTHORITY 30 DOGS OWNERS AND 4 VETERINARIES After a year of investigations, OIPA animal control officers in Rome, Italy, ...

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STOP VIRAL ANIMAL CRUELTY   New partnership between Tutela Digitale and OIPA: Launch of the “Stop viral animal cruelty” project  The Tutela Digitale team has established a partnership agreement with the Italian delegation of OIPA, International ...

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NEW ANIMAL PROTECTION ACT – CROATIA   The new Animal Protection Act for Croatia has been adopted by the Croatian Parliament at its session on October 4th, 2017 and came into force on October 26, 2017. A lot of big issues have finally been addre...

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12 December was an important day for decisions about climate. In Paris, more than fifty international leaders met for the One Planet Summit to find the necessary funding for projects addressing climate change. It was organised by the World Bank, the Unite...

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It is here. That time of the year in which in many countries, it is celebrated the resurrection. And right in this period Taiwan become the first Asian country to ban the slaughter of dogs and cats. This news is so relevant that it was able to tarnish the...

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NEWS 2016

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Cricetomys gambianus is the scientific name of the Gambian pouched rat, also known as the African giant pouched rat. The Cricetomys-part of its scientific name is because these animals have hamster-pouches in their cheeks [Cricetomys = Criceta = Hamster],...

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Written by: Simon Kwok, China Representative of OIPA  The Yulin dog meat festival is being widely protested and condemned by local animal activists and western countries. They largely focus on the depressing cruelty to dogs.  These tort...

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