Ricky Gervais Awarded For Animal Protection Advocacy

(Animal Defenders International Press Release) Animal Defenders International (ADI) has presented multi-talented comedian Ricky Gervais with the prestigious Lord Houghton Award for his high-profile advocacy on animal protection issues, creating awareness in a unique way to worldwide audiences. ADI President Jan Creamer said: “Ricky Gervais is an outstanding and outspoken campaigner for animals who has…

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The Donkey Sanctuary joins Asia for Animals Coalition to boost international campaigns

(The Donkey Sanctuary Press Release) Asia for Animals Coalition is a group of 18 well-known and respected animal welfare organisations with a shared focus on improving the welfare of animals in Asia. The coalition helps to provide international campaign support for the activities of Non-Governmental Organisations working on animal welfare issues. Alex Mayers, Programme Manager…

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BVA commends Scottish Government as it sets UK precedent with Wild Animals in Circuses Bill

(BVA Press Release) Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has outlined her programme for Government in the Scottish Parliament (7th Sept), including the intention to introduce a Wild Animals in Circuses Bill. Responding to the announcement, BVA Scottish Branch President Grace Webster said: “An opportunity to improve animal welfare has been presented and BVA commends the…

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