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Seals news

The seal industry is in the worst shape ever; Canada has lost major internationa
15th March 2016 Sheryl Fink
It’s nearly spring in Canada. The snow is beginning to melt, the maple sap is flowing, and the ice floes on the east Read more »
A female juvenile harp seal strayed into the road in Harwich, but was collected,
10th March 2016 Kristen Patchett
Harp seals sometimes need a break from swimming and will haul-out onto ice or dry land for some sun and rest. We don’ Read more »
The author with IFAW founder Brian Davies (center) and long-time IFAW campaigner
20th November 2015 Sheryl Fink
I was privileged to attend the world premiere of Huntwatch at DOC NYC in New York this past weekend. This compelling Read more »
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10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
22nd November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Watch Video »
21st November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Watch Video »
20th November 2013
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and Watch Video »
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8th September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT Read more »
The Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises.
12th June 2015
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 Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8th April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo Read more »
EU Commission releases amended EU seal products regulations
6th February 2015
The EU Commission today released an amended version of the EU regulations on seal products. The EU trade regulation on seals had to be revised in response to the findings of a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) appellate body decision. IFAW (Inter Read more »
Norway axes commercial seal hunt subsidies – likely ending commercial seal hunti
12th December 2014
According to media reports the Norwegian government has announced it will stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt industry with government handouts. “This is brilliant news that will save thousands of seals from a cruel death. It s Read more »
Norway considers stop to commercial seal hunt subsidies – move would effectively
28th October 2014
The Norwegian government has announced it will consider a move to stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt citing the need to manage “economic priorities.” “This is brilliant news thatcould save tens of thousands of seal Read more »
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Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
16th February 2016 by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
World of Animals Issue 20
10th February 2015 by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 20 Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
20th June 2014 by rbartlett
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
8th March 2014 by rbartlett
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
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Seal, whale campaign successes can serve future generations (Part 1)
22nd May 2014 by Azzedine Downes
After decades of campaigning, we at the International Fund for Animal Welfare have celebrated concurrent major victories Read more »
IFAW Condemns Demand to Reopen Whitecoat Hunt
25th April 2014 by adintino
Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of Read more »
IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support
14th April 2014 by adintino
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will Read more »
The major victory for animal welfare — that animal welfare is recognized as a le
18th March 2014 by Sheryl Fink
Discussions began today before the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. In Canada, much has been made of the Read more »
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