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For nearly 20 years, the staff of The Humane Society of Canada have actively participated in the administration and enforcement of CITES, an United Nations treaty to which 175 nations, including Canada (which was a founding member) are signatories. CITES stands for the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species and is the most important wildlife treaty in the world.
Dear Friend of the Animals,
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Cold weather and snow is making its’ seasonal appearance over much of Canada making it increasingly difficult for birds to find enough food. The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) says that people and birds can both benefit when humans assist their feathered friends by supplying them with a continual supply of quality bird feed.
Out foraging by herself, this little vixen became separate from her family, and wandered into a nearby suburb, where she was struck a glancing blow by a passing car. Bruised, but fortunately, with nothing broken, her family was located in a field not far away, where within hours she was happlly reunited with her brothers and sisters.
Caught up in the middle of someone else' s war, and abandoned during the conflict going on right now in Libya, the animals at the Tripoli Zoo are in dire straits, faced with a lack of both food and fresh water, only 10 of the zoo's 200 strong staff have returned, and are struggling to care for the animals, who are hungry and terrified by the sounds of gunfire, exploding bombs and aircraft screaming through the sky overheaed. For CNN's latest coverage please click on CNN's article War's forgotten: Tripoli Zoo animals suffer, lacking food, water.
The Humane Society of Canada, whose staff have hard won experience working in war zones to help animals, is working right now to get badly needed support and supplies into the zoo to assist the beleagured animals and their caretakers. In just one instance, HSC Chairman & CEO, Michael O'Sullivan mounted a relief mission in cooperation with the Canadian Armed Forces, British and American forces to look after the animals abandoned at Kuwait City Zoo during the first Gulf War.
The International Whaling Commission is the international regulatory body for whaling on the open seas. It was created following the signing of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling in Washington, DC in 1946. The first annual meeting of the IWC took place in London, UK in 1949. The main function of the IWC is to govern whaling practices by providing protection to species, designating whale sanctuaries, funding & promoting research on whales and determining quotas.
This year's Annual Meeting of the IWC is taking place on the island of Jersey, United Kingdom July 2011
To read more about the Tiger summit click here.
Nov 2, 2010 - A worldwide operation co-ordinated by INTERPOL and involving 51 countries across all five continents against the illegal trade in reptiles and amphibians has resulted in arrests worldwide and the seizure of thousands of animals as well as of products worth more than 25 million Euros.
To read the full article click here.
To read about The Humane Society of Canada's work with INTERPOL to combat world wide animal trafficking click here.
If you would like to support our campaign to combat wildlife and environmental crime with INTERPPOL, please make a donation here . Because when it comes to fighting cruelty, we don’t give up. Ever.