• 28 April 2020

    South African government plans to make it legal to use endangered species for human meat

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  • 12 DEC 2017

    Extermination of dogs in Turkey

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  • 12 DEC 2017

    Street dogs of Dubrovnik

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PAL educates authorities around the world to improve animal welfare and put an end to animal cruelty.

The organisation works to ensure governments are informed about animal welfare issues and that legislation is enforced. PAL also makes sure that people around the world are alert to animal abuse and exploitation.

Stop the brutal slaughter of endangered wildlife for human consumption!

PAL is outraged at the South African Government’s new proposal to increase the list of animals, regulated under the Meat Safety Act (2000), to be allowed for human consumption.

Here is a submission to the government outlining the horrific consequences of this decision, and urging them to not allow this atrocity to become a reality. If allowed, some of the updated legislation will include:

  • The farming for human consumption of threatened and endangered animals including lions, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, and giraffe.
  • Promoting the consumption of wildlife, thus creating a dangerous situation with an increased risk of disease transmission – as evident by the COVID-19 global pandemic that reveals the risk of consuming wildlife meat.

People involved in the slaughter of wildlife are also at risk of contracting fatal diseases.

  • Enabling the export of lion parts and bones for the Asian medicinal and cosmetic market, placing the species under even greater threat. This will lead to further commodification of wildlife in Africa.
  • Easing procedures to allow canned lion hunting and lion-cub petting, regardless of the cruelty involved.
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Pangolins are perilously close to being wiped from the face of the earth!

Pangolins are on the verge of extinction. Most people don’t even know what a pangolin is – nor that this shy, nocturnal creature is the most trafficked and hunted animal in the world.  Read more

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Street dogs in crisis because of cruel corona virus sterilization ban

The coronavirus is causing hardship and death around the world, and has governments everywhere scrambling to save humans. Read more

Philippine Dog Meat Trade

Philippine Dog Meat Trade

The Philippines is a renowned tourism and business destination in the western Pacific. Heartbreakingly, it harbours a dark secret: The Dog Meat Trade. Read more

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Easing the load for donkeys

PAL is lobbying the government of Greece to enforce animal welfare laws and honour its promises to improve the treatment of donkeys in the tourist trade. Read more

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North Macedonia’s street dog problem

PAL willing to step in to help North Macedonia’s street dog problem in bid to salvage EU membership bid. Read more

Animal shelters in Montenegro

Animal shelters in Montenegro

When the Nikšić Association for Animal Protection (NUZZZ) arrived at the animal shelter outside the town of Nikšić in Montenegro, the only “medicine” available was a drug used to kill dogs. Read more

Badger killings

Badger killings

PAL is lobbying the British government to drop its policy of badger culling which is unsound, unscientific and unacceptable. Read more

Elephants and rhinos

Elephants and rhinos

PAL works around the world to end the international trade in ivory and stop the brutal poaching that threatens to wipe out Africa’s iconic elephants and rhinos. Read more

Hunting with hounds

Hunting with hounds

PAL played a key role in lobbying for the Hunting Act of 2004. Now it is watching carefully to make sure the British government doesn’t waver on the issue. Read more

Street dogs of Dubrovnik

Street dogs of Dubrovnik

PAL is working with the Mayor of Dubrovnik, Mato Francovic, to construct a municipal animal shelter in the Mediterranean town. Read more

Extermination of dogs in Turkey

Extermination of dogs in Turkey

PAL is lobbying the government of Turkey to address the plight of thousands of dogs engaged in a daily struggle for survival that is so desperate they sometimes feed on their own puppies. Read more