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How the Jane Goodall Act will change the lives of wild animals in Canada

Dear friend,

Stolen from their natural habitats in the wild or bred in captivity, hundreds of thousands of wild animals are suffering in cruel entertainment venues and private homes across Canada. Fortunately, there may be an end to this suffering in sight. Bill S-241, also known as the Jane Goodall Act, was recently reintroduced to Parliament.  

If passed, this ground-breaking piece of legislation will end the commercial trade of elephants, great apes, and more than 800 other wild animal species through breeding and acquisition bans and will prohibit the use of them for entertainment. 

There are many things to be excited about in this bill, but we broke it down to our 5 favourites: 

This June you will once again get to double your impact for animals thanks to two generous match donors. Stay tuned to your inbox because on June 1st we will reveal this special match opportunity!


Making animal welfare an Ontario election issue

The Ontario general election is coming up fast – now is the time to urge your Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) to push for positive change for animal welfare.  

Animals can’t vote or lobby their government representatives, but you can. This election, find out what your MPP and their party stand on captive wildlife issues in Ontario. 

Ontarians care about animal welfare – your Province should too.


Ukraine rescue operations continue – bear and wolf taken to safe haven in Romania

Bolik the bear and Elza the wolf have been safely relocated from a resort in war-torn Ukraine, where they were kept in tiny cages as a tourist attraction, to the Libearty Bear Sanctuary in Romania. 

Bolik and Elza were taken on a 740-mile journey to the Libearty Bear Sanctuary, where they will join the other 116 bears and five wolves.  

“Playing our part in these rescue missions from Ukraine has been a nail-biting experience clouded by uncertainty - but the end result is a happy future for Bolik and Elza.” - Marie Chambers, Campaign Manager (Bears), at World Animal Protection. 


Cull dairy cows face a long, arduous journey to slaughter 

At any given time, there are 1.4 million dairy cows in production throughout Canada. These cows are artificially inseminated only to have their calves taken away from them immediately after birth so that their milk can be sold for human consumption. They are milked repeatedly until they stop lactating, and the process is started all over again. 

Once a dairy cow is no longer productive, is unable to get pregnant again, has injuries or compromised health, she becomes useless to the industry. Each year, an estimated 560,000 dairy cows are slaughtered. 

Due to their poor health to begin with, many of these cows suffer during this long journey to slaughter. Some cows sustain severe injuries along the way, and some do not survive.


7 important steps to estate planning

As the end of May approaches, we are wrapping up “Leave a Legacy Month” which encourages people to write their Will and consider a charitable gift.  

If you are considering leaving a gift in your Will to help protect animals for generations to come, we want to ensure that you have everything covered when you begin your Will process, so we’ve broken it down into 7 important steps. 


Ever wonder what World Animal Protection does for animals? 

Earlier this month, we hosted a webinar introducing our Campaign Team to our World Animal Protection community for the first time. We are happy to be able to present you with a recording of this webinar. 

In this webinar, you will learn what’s coming up for World Animal Protection Canada in our new 10-year strategy, and what is coming up within our current campaigns.