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30 September – BITOLA ZOO – THE MUNICIPALITY ANSWER TO THE OIPA APPEAL, BUT THEY ARE ONLY INTERESSED IN ZOO BUSINESS Read more, CLICK HERE SEPTEMBER 2016 – BITOLA ZOO, MACEDONIA – UNDERCOVERED INVESTIGATIONS Do you remember Bitola Zoo in M...

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Few days ago OIPA International received a segnalation from a tourist about a dolphinarium in Cuba – Cayo Largo where two dolphins were trapped with nets in the corner of a beach, forced to swim and play with the visitors. Dolphinariums and aquarium...

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This is not from Yulin in China. This is in Lezhe, Albania. It’s the Mayors solution to face the stray dogs issue. It’s not clear what really happens to the animals when they are caught and gathered in these tiny cages. Mr. Fran Frokaj, Mayor of...

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Unfortunately in 2016 animals are still abused and mistreaten in various ways all over the world, but this case is not only unrespectful for animals but for the LIFE itself! In Japan and in Asia eating raw animals is pretty common, but eating animals whil...

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GREAT VICTORY FOR OIPA SWITZERLAND – STRAY COCO The Veterinary Chamber of Kosovo published a press release on 7th of December 2016 concerning stray dogs. They point out, that catch/neuter/vaccinate/release is the best method to regulate and control...

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There is a new tourist attraction, Dolphinaris Arizona which opened for business on October 15 and is located in the desert near Scottsdale. Here, customers will pay hundreds of dollars to the attraction for the opportunity to swim with its three captive...

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OIPA International received on the 24th of October 2016 a second report from a visitor of Bitola Zoo. The young woman and her partner were travelling across Macedonia and they visited the zoo, too. This is what they found there:  <<Last summer in...

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Portuguese-style bullfighting differs in many aspects from Spanish-style bullfighting. The cavaleiros and the forcados are unique as well as the horsewomen (cavaleiras). Most Portuguese bullfights (corridas de touros) are held in two phases: the sp...

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A business aimed at “interaction” with animals has been spreading the last few years. Among them, cafes using owls and other animals are increasing in number. Being healed by interacting with charming owls with big round eyes, that’s the selling poi...

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While rangers lose their lives to fight poachers all over Africa to protect elephants, while animal activists all over the world are campaining to stop elephants abuses in zoos and circus, while locals are trying to safeguard natural habitats and protect ...

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