How you’re helping animals this month.
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Dear friend,

Last week, we held a virtual Parliamentary Reception ‘Preventing the next pandemic’ to demonstrate the strong scientific evidence and overwhelming Canadian support for the federal government to commit to curbing the commercial wildlife trade. Members of Parliament, Senators and government staff attended the event to hear compelling presentations from top scientific experts and an incredible cast of celebrities and MPs from all political parties who spoke out in support of our campaign.


At the reception, we informed policy makers of the shocking findings from our latest report on Canada’s role in the wildlife trade. Our new report is starting to garner media interest, including on CBC's Radio CanadaCTV NewsNEWSTALK Sauga 960 AM and iHeartRadio (the interview with our Campaign Director Melissa Matlow starts at 32:40).


We will be sharing a recording of the Parliamentary Reception with you soon, and we are continuing to meet with government to build support for this important campaign. We will keep you updated every step of the way.


In the meantime, we have some good news stories to share with you this month and our new report that shows how big banks are funding animal cruelty and habitat destruction in the Amazon.

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Victory for 20 sick elephants at Amer Fort in India

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After years of our campaigning to phase out elephant riding at Amer Fort in India, the Forest Department of Rajasthan has finally ordered for 20 severely sick elephants to be retired.

Read more about this good news
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Wild animal warrior helps venue become elephant friendly

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Meet Dee Kenyon, our Elephant Venue Project Manager in Thailand. She helped an elephant venue transition from low welfare conditions, where elephants were chained up 23 hours a day, to become a high welfare venue where the elephants are free to be elephants.

Meet Dee and learn about her work
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How you are phasing out bear bile farming in South Korea

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"After years of relentless campaigning, we could be the generation to end the cruel and unnecessary bear bile industry." - Gilbert Sape, head of our bears and traditional medicine campaign.

See how campaigning leads to real change
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Big banks are funding animal cruelty and habitat destruction in the Amazon

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Our report highlights how Europe’s top ten financial institutions are investing in companies that have been linked to deforestation in the Amazon and Cerrado. The vast deforested areas are used for cattle production and soya crops used as feed for factory farms. This is having a negative impact on animals, the environment and people too.

Read more about the report findings
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