Action Alert: Please Help End Civert Cat Suffering

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Civet coffee, or Kopi Luwak as it is known in Indonesia, is one of the world’s most expensive drinks, selling for up to £60 ($100) per cup, and is made from coffee beans which have been partially digested then excreted by small cat-like mammals known as civets.

Despite a long history of “cage-free” civet coffee (a method believed to produce the most superior tasting civet coffee), evidence suggests the number of civet farms has increased to meet the growing global demand of the beverage.  In parts of South East Asia, civets are cruelly captured from the wild using methods which include box traps and snares.  Many civets are sold directly to commercial civet farm owners whilst others await their fate in noisy, bustling, wildlife markets.

The BBC has shocking footage which shows some of the suffering associated with civet coffee and WSPA is calling on key retailers to:

  1. make a commitment to selling only wild sourced, cage-free civet coffee;
  2. scrutinise their supply chain to ensure their products are 100 percent cage-free; and
  3. support WSPA’s call for a recognised certification scheme.

Please show your support and add your name to the list of people who have taken action.  Thank you.

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Action Alert: Where Does My Milk Come From?

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has launched a campaign, Where Does My Milk Come From?, asking people to let their supermarket know they want their milk to come from cows which are healthy and free to graze as nature intended.

Unfortunately, cows are increasingly being confined in factory-style farms – where they may never see the sky, feel the sun, or graze on grass – so please add your name to the campaign.  Thank you.

Action Alert: Food Labelling Campaign

In partnership with Compassion in World Farming, World Society for the Protection of Animals, and the Soil Association, the RSPCA has launched a campaign for food products to be labelled based on the method of production.

A petition to the UK government has been launched and he RSPCA is asking people to send them photographs of misleading animal product labels.

Action Alert: Protection of Dairy Cows

The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), introduced in April 2012, gives European citizens the power to propose new legislation on a specific issue.

Compassion in World Farming, Ben and Jerry’s, and the World Society for the Protection of Animals have launched the Supporting Better Dairy campaign with the aim of securing an EU Dairy Cow Welfare Directive through the ECI process.

In order to achieve this aim, at least 1,000,000 signatures from across the European Union must be collected within one year.

Please visit the Supporting Better Dairy web site and sign the petition.  Thank you.

Action Alert: Rio+20 – Farm Animals

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is running a campaign to convince the Secretary of State for Defra, Caroline Spelman, that farm animal welfare needs to be on the agenda at the UN Earth Summit in Rio.  Please support the campaign and, if you have time, let Prime Minister David Cameron know how you feel about farm animal welfare.  Thank you.

Action Alert: Stop Live Animal Exports

This video shows evidence collected during WSPA’s recent investigation into the mistreatment of Australian sheep.  Please support WSPA’s campaign to stop live animal exports.  Thank you.