http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/18 en Twenty years later, the seal hunt still can’t wean itself from federal support http://www.ifaw.org/africa/node/103989 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/seals/sheryl-fink">Sheryl Fink</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 05/14/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Twenty years on, the seal hunt’s dependence on government support continues." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_13_15sealfunding_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 406px;" title="Twenty years on, the seal hunt’s dependence on government support continues." />In my files, I have an internal Canadian government memo.</p> <p>I pull it out and look at it often.</p> <p><strong>It recommends phasing out the Canadian Sealing Assistance Program &ldquo;within 2-3 years.&rdquo;</strong></p> <p>I wonder if it will <em>ever</em> happen.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/node/103989" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals Canada cruel cute seal hunt Subsidy tax dollars Wed, 13 May 2015 20:25:12 +0000 Sheryl Fink 103989 at http://www.ifaw.org How IFAW’s founder Brian Davies came to dedicate his life to seals http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/how-ifaw%E2%80%99s-founder-brian-davies-came-dedicate-his-life-seals <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/wildlife-trade/azzedine-downes">Azzedine Downes</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 04/10/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_09_15_brian1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 400px;" />In 1969, <a href="/node/103586" target="_blank">Brian Davies</a> founded IFAW to end Canada&rsquo;s commercial seal hunt. Forty five years later, we are still working on realizing that dream, but we&rsquo;re getting closer. Brian&rsquo;s vision and determination continue to inspire our staff, supporters and animal lovers around the world. I spoke with him about the early days and asked for his thoughts on the progress that we have made.</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/how-ifaw%E2%80%99s-founder-brian-davies-came-dedicate-his-life-seals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Animal rescue Seals Canada clubbing fur hakapik seal hunt seal pup Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:53:41 +0000 Azzedine Downes 103587 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-canada%E2%80%99s-commercial-seal-hunt-cruel-unnecessary-waste <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 04/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="197" title="IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste " alt="IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Seal-hunt-25th027_beater_300px_0.jpg?1428515020" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>It was announced today that Canada&rsquo;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 lowest points in history. This morning, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced an additional $2 million bailout loan for the beleaguered sealing industry, making this the fourth year in a row that the industry has required a loan.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-canada%E2%80%99s-commercial-seal-hunt-cruel-unnecessary-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals Canada commercial seal hunt candian seal hunt Commercial seal hunt seal hunt seals Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:02:03 +0000 adintino 103575 at http://www.ifaw.org Team rescues wayward harp seal in danger http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/team-rescues-wayward-harp-seal-danger <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/animal-rescue/kristen-pachett">Kristen Pachett</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 03/13/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="Wayward seal in need of rescue – simply in the wrong place." class="caption" longdesc="Wayward seal in need of rescue – simply in the wrong place." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/03_13_15_mmrr.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 457px;" title="Wayward seal in need of rescue – simply in the wrong place." />Throughout the year IFAW&rsquo;s Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team brings&nbsp;on a number of interns and apprentices who gain valuable experience responding with staff to reports of marine mammals in distress along Cape Cod&rsquo;s shores.</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/team-rescues-wayward-harp-seal-danger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Animal rescue Seals baby seals lost rescue wandering Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:38:18 +0000 Kristen Pachett 103250 at http://www.ifaw.org World of Animals Issue 20 http://www.ifaw.org/africa/resource-centre/world-animals-iss-2 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 02/10/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-woa-link"> <div class="field-label">World Of Animals Book Link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/sites/default/files/publications/woa/woa20/woa_za/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.ifaw.org/sites/default/files/publications/woa/woa20/woa_za/index.html</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>World of Animals Issue 20</p> </div> Seals Seals World of Animals Tue, 03 Feb 2015 20:50:30 +0000 rbartlett 102826 at http://www.ifaw.org EU Commission releases amended EU seal products regulations http://www.ifaw.org/africa/node/102858 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 02/06/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>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 (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a>) is pleased that the changes maintain the impact of the EU ban on seal products while ensuring that Inuit populations in Canada and Greenland maintain their right to sell seal products from traditional hunts.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/node/102858" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals ban on seal products EU Commission EU seal trade seal hunting seal trade seals culled seals Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:06:59 +0000 adintino 102858 at http://www.ifaw.org