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  1. Ending the trade in wild and exotic animals: a One Health and One Welfare approach to the prevention of zoonoses

    Ending the trade in wild and exotic animals: a One Health and One Welfare approach to the prevention of zoonoses

    On 4 October from 11 to 12:30, Italy time, World Animal Protection and LAV held an event on the trade of wild animals (exotic and not), focusing on risks and solutions in a One Health

  2. Italian "wet markets": our undercover investigation at major wild animal fairs. Stop this trade now!

    Italian "wet markets": our undercover investigation at major wild animal fairs. Stop this trade now!

    Between June and July 2021, LAV’s investigative team documented Italy’s three main exotic animal fairs, revealing an “out of control” reality, with dramatic repercussions on

  3. LAV in the front line to help animals in Sardinia fire emergency

    LAV in the front line to help animals in Sardinia fire emergency

    We have taken our emergency unit with our veterinary ambulance and a team of volunteers to the Oristano area of Sardinia to bring relief to the many animal victims of the serious environmental

  4. A victory for LAV, thousands of cats and dogs are safe. Administrative Court rejects the appeal of the veterinary pharmaceutical industries

    A victory for LAV, thousands of cats and dogs are safe. Administrative Court rejects the appeal of the veterinary pharmaceutical industries

    Veterinary practitioners will be able to save thousands of dogs and cats and continue to prescribe human medicines to dogs, cats and other animals also on the basis of the economic convenience of the

  5. End The Cage Age: an extraordinary result for animals

    End The Cage Age: an extraordinary result for animals

    The end of the cage age for 300 million farm animals has been announced today by European Commissioner Stella Kyriakidou, who welcomed the request brough forward by the European citizens initiative

  6. 3 macaques released from the labs of Verona University, now taken care by LAV!

    3 macaques released from the labs of Verona University, now taken care by LAV!

    Another University, after those of Modena and Padua, has decided to abandon tests on monkeys forever! A result made possible thanks to institutions and the academic world, and specifically

  7. LAV international project in Kosovo for stray dogs control and rescue

    LAV international project in Kosovo for stray dogs control and rescue

    For more than 40 years, LAV has been standing for animals in Italy. But animal rights must have no border: this is why LAV – in cooperation with ATB, the Kosovan Animal Rights Foundation

  8. Victory! Italy bans the import, detention and trade of wild and exotic animals

    Victory! Italy bans the import, detention and trade of wild and exotic animals

    News updated on April 26th 2021 European Delegation Law was published on May 23rd on Gazzetta Ufficiale (the Italian official law bulletin), therefore, the deadline for the implementation Law is

  9. Covid-19 and mink farms: Action Day to urge the EU to act

    Covid-19 and mink farms: Action Day to urge the EU to act

    Throughout the past year, there have been outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 to humans) on more than 400 mink farms in ten EU Member States, with millions of animals affected. It