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IMPORTANT NEWS FROM OIPA!
After the affiliation to the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) since 1992, OIPA obtained the consultative status with ECOSOC.
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is one of the principal organs of the United Nations, responsible for the direction and coordination of the economic, social, humanitarian and cultural activities carried out by the UN. OIPA will take this important opportunity to enforce animals’ rights and the protection of the global ecosystem too.
AFTER PRESSURES FROM OIPA ITALY, MUNICIPALITY OF CAPRIOLO SAYS NO TO THE FUR FARMING!
After the strong pressures by OIPA Italy, section in Brescia that delivered over 2000 signatures against the opening of a fur farming to the municipality of Capriolo, some city council members presented a motion against the opening of the farm. The city council of Capriolo unanimously voted in favour for the cancellation of the possibility of establishment of fur farming.
CHINA: FIRST STEP TOWARDS ENDING ANIMAL TESTING OF COSMETICS
China has taken an important step towards ending tests on animals for cosmetics. From June 30, animal testing for ordinary cosmetics, produced and sold in China, are no longer mandatory by law. This important decision follows the strong campaign run by local animal protections in cooperation with Humane Society International. OIPA hopes that this is just the first step of the country toward the total abolition of animal testing.
ROMANIA: BUCHAREST COURT OF APPEAL TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS THE STRAY DOGS KILLING LAW
Good news from Romania. The Bucharest Court of Appeal suspended the stray dogs killing law, after the organization Vier Pfoten challenged it (Four Paws). According to the law, a court decision has immediate effect: therefore, from Friday June 20th, the killing of stray dogs in Romania is illegal. However, Authority for Surveillance and Protection of Animals (ASPA) ignored the decision, continuing euthanizing animals illegally. During a press conference, Razvan Bancescu, head of ASPA, declared that the department will continue the killing until the Court will justify its decision.
FLOOD IN THE BALKANS: OIPA SUPPORTS VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED IN THE EMERGENCY
At the end of May, a terrible flood devastated the Balkans. Thousands of people lost everything, including their beloved pets. Houses and farms have being destroyed and survived animals are injured and lost. OIPA launched a fundraising campaign to help animals in Croatia and Bosnia. Thanks to the incredible solidarity of Italian citizens, OIPA collected 1.000 euros and devolved them to two animal protection organizations involved in the flood emergency.
Read more and watch the photos: http://www.oipa.org/international/2014/balkans.html
INDIA BAN THE IMPORT OF FOIE GRAS
India has banned the import of foie gras, a government notice said, after animal rights activists complained that the method used to produce the duck liver delicacy was cruel. In 2012, the organization Animal Equality presented to the Minister of Commerce an investigation conducted in foie gras farm in Spain and France, from where the product was imported into India. So, they made an appeal to the Minister to ban the import of the product.
VICTORY IN INDIA: CAMEL MADE RAJASTHAN STATE ANIMAL
On June 30th, the Rajasthan government declared the camel as the State animal. The decision, taken at a Cabinet meeting held in Bikaner, aims to check the declining number of camels in the State. Camels provide livelihood to a large number of people in rural Rajasthan. The ‘ship of the desert’ is slaughtered for its meat, killed as part of sacrifice in several districts of the Rajasthan and illegally transported to the neighbouring states for slaughter, which had resulted in its numbers falling sharply.
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The fight for animal rights is long and hard. OIPA is looking for new International Representatives: http://www.oipa.org/international/representative.html
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Single associations, one or more for each country from every country, can be admitted to the Organization as joining associations. These are called “member leagues”.
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International Organization for Animal Protection
Organisation Internationale pour la Protection des Animaux
Internationale Organisation für Tierschutz
Organizzazione Internazionale per la Protezione degli Animali
NGO Associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information
Organizzazione Non Governativa (ONG) affiliata al Dipartimento della Pubblica Informazione dell’ONU
OIPA, International Organization for Animal Protection, is an International Confederation of associations for the animal protection and for the defense of animal rights all over the world.
OIPA was founded in 1981 by Milly Shär Manzoli and belongs to the Union for the Abolition of Vivisection.
OIPA is a Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to the UN Department of Public Information since 1992.
The Organization’s purpose consists in the defense of animal rights and in the defense of the animals from every kind of mistreatment. It also follows the purpose of improving the public health through the abolishment of any kind of animal experiment throughout the world.
The Organization also works for environmental defense, where precarious ecological conditions may damage the human health and animal and vegetal life in their wholeness.
The Organization wants to bring it’s contribute for a better, a healthier and a more human world, for a medical science that is not based on violence, for a more efficient sanitarian structure, for an ecologically clean environment.
The activities of OIPA are based exclusively on non-violence and non-infringement of individual personal liberty.
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