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2016 – A victorious year for animals

For animals around the world 2016 has been victorious.

There’s a great deal more that needs to be done for the billions of animals who are still suffering at human hands. We all have the power to help or harm them with choices we make every day, and much progress was made during 2016.

Reflecting on 2016, it really wasn’t bad at all – huge strides have been made for animals around the world during the last 12 months. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Armani goes fur-free
  • TripAdvisor bans ticket sales to cruel animal attractions
  • Argentina bans greyhound racing
  • The Dutch government announces a plan to phase out all animal tests
  • Major high-street shops go down-free
  • Notorious Korean dog-meat market shuts down
  • SeaWorld announces an end to its orca-breeding programme
  • First wool shearers charged for abusing sheep in Australia
  • Council scraps plans to build a rabbit factory farm in Staffordshire
  • Gruesome Toro de la Vega ‘festival’ banned

No let’s get stuck into 2017. There’s still a great deal more that needs to be done for the billions of animals who are still suffering at human hands. We all have the power to help or harm them with the choices we make every day – so let’s make 2017 the best year yet for animals.

Credit: Independent

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