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Africa
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The project’s massive turn out demonstrated the power of education and how human ignorance has led to suffering for many dogs in rural communities. The OIPA team has done something very good for this community and potentially saved the lives of people, children and dogs from a terrible disease.

Companion Animals
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Raha was badly injured by people who taped his mouth shut around fireworks and lit them. His story is one of horrible cruelty, but it’s also one of generous volunteers all over the world pulling together to help him, and of Raha’s beautiful ability to trust and love humans even after he was harmed so badly.

Campaigns
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The passing of a new hunting law in Croatia has banned the previously-legal killing or ”removal” of dogs and cats on hunting lands. However, the law also puts humans and pets in danger, and was developed without the input of any animal protection or environmental organizations.

Campaigns
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The two bears were being kept in absolutely shocking conditions in a barren and filthy cage in a bus depot. The rescue was a particularly challenging one because of the enormous size of the male bear. Now the bears are safe in the rescue center, where they can be given the treatment and care they have been deprived of for so long.

Animals in Entertainment
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In October, a historic bill banning the use of exotic animals in circuses was passed by both the New Jersey State Assembly and the New Jersey State Senate. That only leaves one final hurdle to turn the bill into law: the governor’s signature. Please sign this petition asking New Jersey governor Phil Murphy to sign the circus ban into law.

Animals in Entertainment
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Bulls of fire is an extremely cruel Spanish bloodsport. In it, torches are tied to bulls’ horns and then set on fire, all for the entertainment of the crowd. This atrocious physical and mental torture, considered a tradition, is still practiced in two Spanish regions, namely Catalonia and Valencia.

Animal sacrifice
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Significant numbers of owls are being illegally trapped and sacrificed each year in India to supply rituals and ceremonies marking annual Diwali celebrations. While the exact number of owls traded domestically is unknown, estimates place the figure in the thousands.

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