NEWS 2016

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OIPA campaign DON’T SHOP, ADOPT! is a wonderful opportunity to rethink one of the most horrible traditions Italy, but all the world together with it, has: to buy and give away puppies as Christmas gifts. Every year, all over the world, particularly in t...

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DOMESTIC CATS DON’T NECESSARILY NEED CLAWS. SURGERY TO REMOVE THEM? There is a reason why nature gave cats claws. They are very important to felines so that they can defend themselves, climb trees, scratch… Most of owners complain the habit cats have ...

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Do we have to shave our dog in summer time? Humans and dogs have a different way to control the body temperature. We use perspiration, they use respiration. Dogs don’t have sweat glands like us, except for some on their fingertips. When is really hot th...

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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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World Vegan Day is an annual event, celebrated all over the world by vegans on the first day of November. However, why is it celebrated on this day?        We have to go back in time… Until the II World War. In August 1944, in the United Kingdom,...

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When I was just a little girl I learned a little Halloween song from my teacher: ♫Trick or treat, trick or treat, give me something nice to eat, give my friend something, too… or we’ll play a trick on you! ♫ In those years, all I was able to think...

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In nature dolphins can swim deep till 200 metres, they have a very complex social life. Dolphins are a widely distributed, they are marine mammals. OIPA campaigns against the practice of keeping them in captivity, where they often develop pathologies. A...

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There are five days in the Hindu festival of lights called Diwali, or Tihar, as it is known by Nepalese locals.  Each day celebrates a different animal, and October 29th, the second day of the festival, honors dogs.  They are decorated and given a feast...

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Again, two puppies died in the hands of the volunteerrs of Animalia Ohrid. Despite the efforts of the volunteer, they couldn’t fight the poison. The people living in the neighborhood knew the puppies well, they were very friendly with everyone and d...

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When one decides to turn vegan, immediately all of his non-vegan friends, parents, relatives… become expert dieticians and nutritionists. Quite almost ALL. How is it possible? Well, that is something that science still has to discover. Nevertheless, let...

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Unfortunately, but realistically, animal cruelty still happens almost every day in Cameroon. Once again we must sadly inform about cases of farm animals mistreatment. Recently in Cameroon some of our OIPA volunteers, during a survey trip in the Far North ...

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Unlike fifty or sixty years ago, when the major part of the population spent both weekdays (because of the job) and weekends (because there were not, or were not so spread, TVs, internet, mobile phones… and all the stuff generated in the last thirty yea...

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September 2016 – SAD NEWS: BALU IS DISAPPEARED! After months of appeals and campaining, the bear trapped in a cage in the restaurant Kodra e Kuajve in Durres, is disappeared as you can see from the empty cage. Balu (known as well as Poku) was a 4 years ...

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Arwoc seems the name of a noble creature of some medieval tale. We are not in the Middle Ages, but we are talking about a noble creature: Arwoc is the eight-year-old gelding horse who died in the name of our entertainment. Unfortunately we are again force...

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The British company Tullow Oil is going to implement a new oil well project in the Murchison Falls National Park. The park is situated in northwestern Uganda and it is managed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. The park host many animal species, some of wh...

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As we said in the last vegan article  (http://www.oipa.org/international/mushrooms/) mushrooms grows in the period when all the rest “dies”. That period started yesterday… on the 22nd of September. So, here one of the tastiest vegan recipe, where i...

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Marine ecosystems contain many species of animals that regulate ecosystems themselves and affect the overall functioning of our planet. Therefore, threaten these ecosystems and the animals that inhabit them, it means to threaten the existence of the Earth...

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