WATCH: Animal rescuers share experiences responding to Chile floods

Wed, 04/29/2015
Témoignage de l’équipe d’intervention après les inondations au Chili

This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and mudslides in Northern Chile.

Tragically, many animals were caught by the flood and died.

But others are still with their families and they are for the most part able to feed them because dog and cat food is readily available at the moment.

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WATCH: Mexican car shop owner steps up to shelter canine family

Tue, 06/16/2015

Kind people often appear where and when you least expect them.

Our animal welfare technician was driving his regular community outreach route with our mobile unit in rural Mexico when he suddenly heard a familiar noise coming from an empty lot.

He parked and found a litter of puppies playing in the garbage, with a friendly mother dog close by.

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Penis van zeehond in energiedrankje

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Mon, 06/15/2015
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De Canadese overheid overweegt de mannelijke geslachtsdelen van zeehonden als in
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De Canadese overheid overweegt de mannelijke geslachtsdelen van zeehonden als in

De Canadese overheid overweegt de mannelijke geslachtsdelen van zeehonden als ingrediënt voor energiedrankjes in de markt te zetten. Het land heeft al jaren moeite om de gedode dieren, die nog altijd fors bejaagd worden, te verkopen, zeker nu de vraag naar bont steeds verder afneemt. Het Fur Institute of Canada kreeg daarom de taak onderzoek te doen naar mogelijke manieren om de vele zeehondenkarkassen aan de man te brengen.

Press Location: 
Den Haag
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Rob Schaap (IFAW NL)
Contact phone: 
070-3355011
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06-24385931
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À VOIR : Des oursons sauvés recouvrent la liberté en Russie

Wed, 06/10/2015

Revivez en images le retour à la liberté de Vesnushka and d’Elka, deux oursons orphelins que nous avons réhabilités.

Dans cette courte vidéo prise par des caméras GoPro, on voit Vasily, Katya et Sergey Pazhetnov endormir les ours avant de les transporter dans leur nouvel habitat et de leur ouvrir les portes de la liberté.

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Our Backyard Wildlife mini-lesson great for kids

Fri, 06/12/2015
Animals are always around us in even the most urban settings.

Animals are always around us in even the most urban settings.

Have you ever thought of your backyard, local park, or even city buildings as a home for wild animals? Animals are always around us in even the most urban settings.

SA Govt Faces Legal Challenge to Open Domestic Rhino Horn Trade

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Fri, 06/12/2015
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SA Govt Faces Legal Challenge to Open Domestic Rhino Horn Trade
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SA Govt Faces Legal Challenge to Open Domestic Rhino Horn Trade

Private rhino breeders go head to head with the South African Government on Monday, in a court case that seeks to lift the moratorium on domestic rhino trade.

The civil case is set down in the Pretoria High Court and has been brought by two of South Africa’s biggest rhino breeders. It will run between 15-19 June.

Press Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius (IFAW Southern Africa)
Contact phone: 
+27 82 330 2558
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Seal penises to enhance performance? The Canadian government is desperately seeking new markets for seal products

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Fri, 06/12/2015
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The Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises.
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the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises.

A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as ingredients in energy drinks. The genitalia would be obtained by killing 140.000 grey seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence – 70 percent of the current population. Fishermen have repeatedly called for a grey seal cull in order to reverse the decline of commercially traded fish-species like cod — but scientists say that killing seals isn’t the answer to declining fish stocks.

Press Location: 
Guelph, Canada
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Kerry Branon (IFAW)
Contact phone: 
+1 (508) 744-2068
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