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Rescued from Onesti Zoo: Gheorge and Doru CHOOSE CAGE-FREE: Heroes for Hens World of Difference: Collars Not Cruelty
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From the Executive Director
6 Headlines Making a World of Difference: Collars Not Cruelty
14 Supporter Spotlight: Lessons from a Lifelong Animal Supporter FEATURES
A Day in the Life: Balkasar Sanctuary Manager, Sahib Raheem
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W I N T E R 2013
10 Rescued from Onesti Zoo 12 Choose Cage-Free: Heroes for Hens
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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Together, we can protect animals in the wild I will always remember the first time I had the privilege of seeing a bear in the wild – it was an incredible and moving experience. Two years ago, I was vacationing in Montana with family at a house on Swan Lake near Glacier National Park. It was a beautiful and peaceful afternoon. We were sitting outside enjoying a glass of iced tea and celebrating my mother’s 80th birthday. All of a sudden, my sister’s rescue dog, an Airedale Terrier named Maddy Mae, began to bark furiously. We looked up to see a bear emerging from the woods. He wandered along, completely indifferent to us, minding his own business. He looked around and then ambled back into the woods. I was completely in awe of this majestic and beautiful animal. Thanks to you, we’ve helped to make a difference this year for five bears in Romania that were previously in captivity but are now able to enjoy the same freedom as the bear I saw in Montana. Turn to pages 10-11 to see how two of these bears, Gheorge and Doru, are free at last, roaming peacefully in the comfort of the WSPA-funded sanctuary in Zarnesti. As I talk to supporters, I am often asked what I think is the cruelest animal practice. One of the responses I give is the bear bile industry in Asia, where bears are farmed and kept in tiny cages so their bile can be extracted from their gallbladders and sold for use in some traditional Asian
medicines. The inhumane methods used to extract bile cause severe pain and trauma to the bears, and their suffering is intense. When I had the opportunity to see a bear in its natural habitat, just being a bear, I thought to myself that this is how it should always be. Bears are animals that must live in the wild, not be kept in captivity. This is our next challenge – to put a stop to the bear bile industry, and we can only do it with your help. Your compassion, support, generous donations and advocacy make this work possible. I hope you enjoy this issue of WSPA News. In our Supporter Spotlight (on page 14), and throughout the newsletter, you’ll see how you and other dedicated supporters are moving the world to protect animals. I hope you feel both proud of what you’ve already accomplished for animals and inspired to do even more. Thank you. Sincerely,
Anne Lieberman, Executive Director, WSPA USA
WSPA USA marks 1st Anniversary of NYC office opening with open house for supporters and friends On October 9th, the WSPA USA office hosted a special welcome reception for 50 of our supporters and new friends. The office is approaching our official one-year anniversary in New York City and this was the perfect opportunity to hold our first open house and introduce supporters and friends to staff. Guests heard from Executive Director, Anne Lieberman, and President of the WSPA USA Board, John J. Bowen, as well as special guest WSPA International CEO, Mike Baker. The WSPA team is excited about working together with our new friends to move the world to protect animals.
WSPA International CEO Mike Baker, WSPA USA Executive Director Anne Lieberman and President of the WSPA USA Board John J. Bowen
Day in the life of...
Friendly bear: Rene is one of Sahib’s favorites.
Thanks to you, the devoted team at the WSPA-funded Balkasar Bear Sanctuary – run by our partner the Bioresource Research Centre of Pakistan – is working hard to give bears rescued from the horrors of bear baiting and dancing new and brighter lives. Sanctuary manager Sahib Raheem is vital in making so many successes possible. He shares a day in his life at the Sanctuary with WSPA supporters. Dedicated manager : Sahib Rah eem.
5:00 am My day always starts early with an inspection of the site. First, I make sure the electric fence surrounding the sanctuary is working well. This fence is so important to the bears’ safety – if they broke through it, they wouldn’t survive long in the wild. The injuries they endured through bear baiting and bear dancing mean that they are unable to defend and feed themselves.
Cool pool: Balkasar lly bears like Sihu rea able to appreciate being water. bathe and play in
7:00 am I go to visit my favorite bear Rene – she is amazing to watch, and we have moved her into one of the areas where she can help our new bears get used to each other and life at the sanctuary. She is very social, loves to play around with other bears and even waves at us! 8:00 am It’s bear breakfast time – breakfast is one of their favorite meals because fresh and juicy melons are usually on the menu. As they start digging in we all smile because they seem positively joyful at the prospect of such a feast.
11:00 am Our veterinarian, Dr. Nasir Saleem, comes. He visits four times a month and observes the bears to check on their activity level, feed intake and the condition of their fur. Any bear that doesn’t seem to be as active as usual is checked for problems.
Happy re sident: Shama is a playful bear who has lived at Balkasar since 2011 .
4:00 pm A lovely warm smell of baking tickles my nose. It’s time for the bears to have roti. Roti is a baked bread made of wheat flour that can be mixed with minced meat, lentils, cereals and other protein vitamin sources. As we toss the roti to them and they start eating they always seem so happy. 5:00 pm I go through the register and make sure that all of the entries relating to site visitors and activities for the day have been fully recorded by the team. Keeping the bears safe and only allowing authorized visitors is so important. I stay on site 24 hours a day – my living quarters are here and it is part of my job.
1:00 pm Lunch time. This is when the bears get chicken, corn or sugar cane. Sugar cane is a great favorite and we give it to them every other day as a treat. After eating and playing with the canes, they jump into the water pool to cool off and excitedly play and splash water on each other. Fence check: Sahib checks that the fence is secure in the early morning air.
On the pro wl: Shabn am roam the groun ing ds of Bal kasar.
Thanks to your support, Sahib Raheem and his team are able to manage the sanctuary and provide veterinary care, food and shelter for bears in need. WSPA NEWS
Helping Animals and Communities in Disasters In November, entire communities were devastated by ‘super’ Typhoon Haiyan – possibly the largest storm in recorded history to have ever made landfall. Thanks to your incredible support, our Disaster Response Team was immediately on the ground helping affected animals and their communities. We were able to deliver emergency food for companion animals across seven cities on the island of Cebu, one of the two worst-hit provinces. We also came to the aid of cattle, buffalo and livestock that needed urgent medical attention. We will be there for the long term helping animals and people recover and providing disaster preparation training. This is vital in helping communities who are dependent on livestock for their livelihoods, and ultimately for their recovery and survival. To read more on our disaster work, visit WSPA-USA.ORG
Spicy Solution Makes Recipe for Success Dried chilies, old engine oil, thin ropes and squares of cloth have become a life-changing recipe for people living around the Mikumi National Park in Tanzania. These ingredients are a vital part of a unique WSPA human-animal conflict project that has aimed to protect straying elephants from being injured and killed by local people who are trying to keep them away from their crops. Thanks to you, we have also been training villagers in beekeeping and honey production to test beehives around their land as another natural elephant repellent. In addition to helping local communities to take responsibility for their own crop protection, the project has also supported them in the development of savings and loan funds for those farmers who might still lose crops to elephants.
Elephant power: Until we stepped in to help, elephants straying outside the borders of Mikumi National Park in search of tasty crops were threatening the livelihoods of local farmers.
Happy Return for Wild Bears in Idaho
Bear pair: Kapiolani (right) and her cub, Shadow
Since 1998, thanks to you, WSPA has been able to support the Idaho Black Bear Rehabilitation Center (IBBR). When orphaned cubs arrive at IBBR they are often weak, wounded and starving – in need of emergency medical attention. This year a first happened when an adult female, Kapiolani, and her cub, Shadow, arrived. In the 24 years that IBBR caretaker Sally Maughan, has cared for bears, she has never had an adult bear be considered a candidate for rehabilitation.
While in care, Kapiolani began to regain weight and IBBR vets worked hard to assess the best way to care for her damaged leg. Four months later, Kapiolani and Shadow were released back into the wild, far from humans. Visit WSPA-USA.ORG to learn more about all of our work with bears.
Thanks to your generous backing of our education work in Latin America, more than 27,000 pre-school and primary school children in Puebla State, Mexico have been learning about animal welfare. The children are part of a unique project that we launched in 2012, with the state government and non-governmental organization Fundacion Dejando Huella, to combat violence in this impoverished region through the teaching of respect for animal life.
Cayman Government Welcomes Turtle Talks
So far we have helped Fundacion Dejando Huella train more than 1,000 teachers to incorporate animal welfare into their ordinary lessons. WSPA’s Education Manager, Carlos Chacon, is delighted with the results. “We’re seeing that the program not only generates a change in the mentality of the children and their parents, but also leads to better living conditions for the animals,” he says.
Because of your support, WSPA recently held its most encouraging talks yet since the start of our Stop Sea Turtle Farming campaign. WSPA’s chief executive, Mike Baker, and Wildlife Trade Campaign Leader, Dr. Neil D’Cruze, had the opportunity to meet with the newly elected Caymanian Government, where they proposed that the farm be redeveloped into a rehabilitation, rescue and release facility for injured turtles while remaining open to tourism. The meetings highlighted a shared concern within the new government about many aspects of the Farm. These included: unproven conservation benefits of its breeding program, the $10.9 million dollars the government gives to the farm for maintenance, inconclusive knowledge about the local demand for turtle meat, and the poor turtle welfare conditions. Stay up-to-date on our Stop Sea Turtle Farming campaign by visiting STOPSEATURTLEFARM.ORG
Working together: WSPA’s Education Manager, Carlos Chacon, and a young student, who is just one of the 27,000 involved in our animal welfare education program.
THANK YOU for your support Thanks to your support, donations and actions, we’ve been able to have a big impact for animals in 2013. We’ve provided emergency treatment to over 11,000 animals affected by flooding in Nicaragua, rescued two more bears from captivity in Romania, moved tour operators in the Netherlands to stop including elephant rides in their travel packages, and much more. Now, we need to get animal welfare on the United Nations’ (UN) global agenda. You can help include World Animal Day recognized as an official UN day. This will mean governments across the globe will need to reflect on the plight of animals and take action to protect them. Make your voice count at WSPAMOVE.ORG/THEUN WSPA NEWS
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REPORT Mexico AND Dominican Republic The state of Puebla, Mexico, has controlled rabies through vaccination for many years, resulting in the region being human rabies-free for 10 years and dog rabies-free for four. We took the Director of the National Rabies Control Center from the Dominican Republic to see this work in action and are supporting him to implement dog vaccination drives in his country.
Making a world of difference – Collars Not Cruelty Your support of our Collars Not Cruelty campaign is helping us show governments that widespread mass dog vaccination is the only effective way to control rabies in dogs and protect communities from this preventable disease. Here are just some of the achievements that you have made possible…
BRUSSELS AND PARIS We hope that millions of dogs will be saved through our new agreement with the World Veterinary Association to promote mass dog vaccination campaigns. Its support and influence, along with that of the OIE (the World Organization for Animal Health), is invaluable to our Collars Not Cruelty campaign.
We are developing a strong relationship with the Pan American Health Organization, the world’s oldest international public health agency. They have championed mass vaccination throughout Latin America for the past 30 years. Last year they publicly recognized our role in promoting humane strategies to save dogs.
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Our work against culling with our partner the Blue Paw Trust in Colombo has been such a great success that we’ve shared it with 11 other governments. Your support funded a project to convince those authorities to stop cruel mass culls and allow us to run dog vaccination and public education programs instead.
The China Animal Disease Control Center (CADC) is working with us on a pilot vaccination project that will save many thousands of dogs. We hope it will inspire the government to roll out a humane approach to rabies control across China.
BANGLADESH An incredible 49,000 dogs across Northern Bangladesh have been vaccinated against rabies, thanks to your support of our Collars Not Cruelty campaign. We are offering technical advice about running vaccination programs in other parts of Bangladesh, too.
Very soon, a vaccination program run by WSPA will begin in Zanzibar. We hope our success there will encourage other African nations to use dog vaccination programs to save dogs and prevent rabies.
Your support of our 2010-2011 mass dog vaccination program saved thousands of dogs and has been so effective at preventing rabies in humans and dogs that the government of Bali and the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations are collaborating to continue work there.
Keep up to date with the progress made by our Collars Not Cruelty campaign by visiting WSPA-USA.ORG WSPA NEWS
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Free at last:
Rescued from Onesti Zoo Gheorghe enjoying his first days of freedom at the Zarnesti Bear Sanctuary in Romania.
For more than four years, the closed Onesti Zoo in Romania was slowly deteriorating. The small cages its remaining animals called home were rusty, with cracked and damp concrete floors. With next to no money to sustain itself, the zoo could hardly afford one worker to properly care for the many animals that called the zoo their home. Local Environment Officer Diana Pavel was the one person tasked with caring for all of the animals at Onesti.
SPA and our local partner, Asociatia Milioane de Preiteni (AMP), investigated to see if we could offer a new home to the bears. While the mayor of Onesti still hoped to revive the zoo’s five bears and had been reluctant to give up the animals, Diana worked hard to change his attitude and liaise with organizations like WSPA – knowing the animals deserved better lives. Diana showed us the row of dingy, rusty cages, and explained to us that two of the young bears were brought to Onesti from another poorly run zoo after the bears passed the ‘cute’ cub stage of life and were no longer wanted. The third bear was abandoned at the zoo as a cub by hunters who had killed his mother but had taken pity on him. He was often distraught, and his traumatic start to life was sadly noticeable among the three young bears. The three bears shared a barren cage that didn’t provide them nearly enough space. The two oldest bears had small individual cages. The water area provided was only a concrete pool, with a very small amount of murky water in
it. At the back of the cage, there was just one shelter – a small den that could not provide sufficient space for the bears during the extreme Romanian weather. All of the bears displayed abnormal behaviors. The younger bears would pace relentlessly back and forth while the two older bears showed little emotion and appeared lifeless. One of the young bears developed alarming tics – curling up in a corner of the cage, as far from the humans as possible while chewing, licking, and biting on a metal bar. All of his actions displayed the unhealthy signs of coping mechanisms of animals in captivity. At that moment, WSPA knew we had to get the bears out of the zoo. At the end of 2012, thanks to you – our supporters – we were able to negotiate relocating the three young bears and move them to the WSPA-funded Zarnesti sanctuary. After we relocated the three young bears, it was immediately our goal to rehome the two older bears and have all of the bears together, in one open space.
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City Gheorghe exploring his new pool and newfound freedom at the Zarnesti Bear Sanctuary.
A happy ending for Gheorghe and Doru We found the oldest bears of Onesti, Gheorghe (named after St. George) and Doru (which means “missing you”) in just as poor of conditions as the three young bears. When we first met these two, Gheorghe, with his beautiful light brown fur, was hesitant around us, rearing onto his hind legs to get a better smell and look. Doru, with much darker fur and kept in a cage directly next to Gheorghe, stared at us with blank, dull eyes. Eventually, he made his way over to find out who we were. Immediately, we suspected he had arthritis in his back leg and hip. His front paw was noticeably damaged, with claws pointing backwards. Again, we all knew Doru deserved to live free. Because of your support, in August, we were able to relocate Gheorghe and Doru. They are now free from a life of captivity and suffering. Gheorghe and Doru now spend their days roaming free with the other three bears at the WSPA-funded bear sanctuary in Zarnesti. All five bears will be able to spend their retirement in the comfort of the forest sanctuary. Zarnesti Sanctuary is home to over 70 bears previously held in neglected zoos and used as tourist attractions. Thank you for helping us to protect these majestic creatures. Read more about our work with bears at WSPA-USA.ORG
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Choose cage-free It’s in a hen’s nature to lay her eggs in a nest, perch, scratch and strut about — but cages don’t allow hens to do this. Choose cage-free eggs to promote the humane treatment and proper care of hens. It’s something easy we can all do to make a big difference.
Facts About the Flock: Did you know? Hens form social systems and enjoy spending time with other hens.
A chicken understands that an object, when taken away, continues to exist.
Chickens are one of the few domesticated animals found worldwide.
A hen’s egg color depends on the color of her earlobes.
There are almost 19 billion chickens worldwide – or three per person – according to statistics from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization.
The Araucana hens (known as South
around 30 different calls to communicate.
American Rumpless in the USA) are known for their alluring blue eggs.
Fun fact: The classic cartoon chicken Foghorn Leghorn got his name from the White Leghorn breed!
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Heroes for Hens Pete & Gerry’s, a fourth-generation family farm on the New Hampshire-Vermont border, is one great example of Heroes for Hens. With an average flock size of 20,000 hens, Pete & Gerry’s is a true leader in cage-free farming. Today, their eggs can be found in major grocery stores and specialty markets in over 15 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. Their history spans more than a century. The farm’s story begins with Robert Ward, who grew up farming dairy cattle and chickens in New Hampshire in the late 1800s. Robert’s son, Les Ward, continued the tradition when he started a small farming division focused on egg-laying hens shortly after returning from World War II. Working with his brother-in-law, Rodney Stanton, Les laid the foundation for what became Pete & Gerry’s. In the 1980s, Rodney’s son, Pete Stanton, and Les’ son-in-law, Gerry Laflamme, took over the business, and the family began experimenting with cage-free egg production by the early 2000s. With the help of Gerry’s son, Jesse Laflamme, Pete & Gerry’s is now committed to small-scale farming that observes humane animal practices and aims to achieve 100% sustainability. These are their core values and when faced with the choice
of expanding operations or reaching out to other small farmers to build a cooperative of family farms, Pete & Gerry’s chose to bring more families into the fold. Their cooperative now consist of 35 family farms, all located within 250 miles of their main operation site in New Hampshire. The higher expenses of cage-free farming do contribute to an increase in cost of 23-25 cents per egg, but Pete & Gerry’s believes that this slight amount is worth the higher standard of hen welfare. And we agree. By incorporating the latest technologies in cage-free production and sharing best practices in cage-free management, Pete & Gerry’s has been able to increase efficiency and remain competitive, while guaranteeing customers a high-quality and humane product – at a reasonable cost!
Keep doing your part by signing our pledge, sharing our restaurant guide that’s on our CHOOSECAGEFREE.ORG website, and continuing to buy cage-free eggs (make sure to use the handy egg buying on page 12).
Moving Businesses Towards Better Animal Welfare WSPA was invited by the Sustainability Consortium to participate in the first industry-driven Animal Welfare Advisory Panel. The Sustainability Consortium is a multi-stakeholder organization committed to building a scientific foundation for sustainable improvements to consumer goods and products. Members include corporations such as Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, Unilever, Hershey and General Mills, and civil society organizations such as the Environmental Defense Fund, World Wildlife Fund, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Animal Welfare Advisory Panel met for the first time in October 2013, bringing together key stakeholders and experts to facilitate an understanding of animal welfare practices and available science. Members worked together to play a critical role in scientifically based research and to provide input on animals’ needs and opportunities to improve animal welfare.
With your help, we will continue to move businesses to incorporate animal welfare and have a meaningful impact for farm animals.
SPOTLIGHT Lessons from a Lifelong Animal Supporter
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Helena with volunteers caring for abandoned animals in Nigeria
Helena van Dierendonck, a dedicated WSPA supporter and passionate animal lover, shares her story of a lifelong commitment to ending animal suffering. Helena with Lizzie and Jack
Why did you decide to start giving? Every animal deserves to be humanely treated and to live a normal life. It is our responsibility as human beings to take care of them. I have always been passionate about animals. Due to my father’s work as an agricultural engineer, and later on with my job as a geologist, I had the opportunity to live in many different countries. Everywhere I went I noticed the abundant mistreatment of animals. From an early age, I knew I was committed to doing whatever I could to improve their conditions.
What message would you give to those about becoming supporters? There are many ways of supporting: one is by donating and another is by volunteering. In the beginning of my career I had little spare time so I donated, but after volunteering during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 with the animal rescue in New Orleans, I have continued to volunteer and I find it so rewarding in many ways.
How has volunteering for animals changed your life? After Katrina, my next home was in Houston where I gained experience by volunteering for the HSPCA. This came in handy for my assignment in Nigeria. It all started with finding a dog on the street that needed medical care. The clinic in Lagos was run-down and the animals were not getting the care they needed. It was heartbreaking to see the state of starvation and neglect. My husband and I started going there every Sunday feeding,
Interested in other ways to give to WSPA? You can further your support by making a stock donation, including WSPA in your Will or having your employer match your gift! Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit: WSPA-USA.ORG/DONATE
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walking, and treating the sick dogs. It was gratifying to see how fast they recovered. Over the five years, we found homes for 53 dogs and more than 30 cats. I also turned part of our compound garden into our own animal shelter. To ensure that all we had built up would continue after our assignment ended, I took it to a higher level by contacting the governor of Lagos State with suggestions on how to improve the veterinary clinics, the slaughtering of abattoir animals and getting discarded polo horses off the streets. Beyond all expectations, I was invited by the governor to present my case. The result is that we have set up an NGO and are hopefully going to construct a “state of the art” animal hospital, with boarding facilities for abandoned pets and horses in the last remaining forest in Lagos. Farm animals will also receive minimal animal welfare standards with shelter, water and space to move. This has been a project of my life, and I hope it all works out.
How has your connection with bears influenced your support for animal welfare? As a child in the 60s, I lived in Turkey and would see dancing bears in the streets on a daily basis. It was hard to see the conditions they were in and how depressed they looked. Through WSPA I learned about their bear rescue work and the creation of sanctuaries where these bears could live free from cruelty, and just be a bear. I decided to contribute to this great initiative by donating. My hope now is to see an end to the bear bile industry in China.
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WSPA is moving the world to protect animals. We’re working with communities to help end animal suffering. With governments, NGOs and local communities in more than 50 countries, we work passionately, responsibly and sustainably to change animals’ lives for the better.
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