http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/18 en The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions http://www.ifaw.org/africa/resource-centre/commercial-seal-hunt-canada-frequently-asked-questions <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, 06/20/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW&#39;s collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada.</p> </div> Seals Seals Canada commerical seal hunt seals Commercial Seal Slaughter Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:00:55 +0000 rbartlett 100602 at http://www.ifaw.org What the WTO victory means for animal welfare beyond the international seal trade http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/what-wto-victory-means-animal-welfare-beyond-international-seal-trade <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/seals/sonja-van-tichelen">Sonja Van Tichelen</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">Tue, 06/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>When Canada and Norway complained about the EU&rsquo;s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the international trade body of 159 countries, we were very unsure as to what eventual outcomes might be. In a few cases it had ruled on the relationship between trade and public morality concerns, but never before had this international trade court taken on a case, let alone made a judgment, about animal welfare.</p> <p><strong>RELATED:<a href="/node/100461" target="_blank">WTO supports EU ban on seal products: What needs to happen next?</a></strong></p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/zDxPm-NUWoI&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/zDxPm-NUWoI&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDxPm-NUWoI"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-zDxPm-NUWoI_14.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="460" height="292" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/what-wto-victory-means-animal-welfare-beyond-international-seal-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals Animal welfare Canada EU Norway seal trade ban WTO Video Mon, 09 Jun 2014 18:39:01 +0000 Sonja Van Tichelen 100505 at http://www.ifaw.org WTO supports EU ban on seal products: What needs to happen next? http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/wto-supports-eu-ban-seal-products-what-needs-happen-next <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">Tue, 06/03/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A Canadian harp seal pup on the ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. c. IFAW" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/seal_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 397px;" title="A Canadian harp seal pup on the ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. c.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/wto-supports-eu-ban-seal-products-what-needs-happen-next" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Wildlife trade Political advocacy Seals ban Canada EU EU ban on seal products European Union hunting Inuit seals WTO Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:32:00 +0000 Sheryl Fink 100461 at http://www.ifaw.org 5 Instagram photos from our efforts for animals around the world http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/5-instagram-photos-our-efforts-animals-around-world <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/staff/jc-bouvier">J.C. Bouvier</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">Wed, 05/28/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>#Animals? We&#39;ve got those. Below are just a few highlights from recent IFAW program efforts from around the world. <strong><a href="http://g.ifaw.org/1c3LRZa" target="_blank">Be sure to follow the IFAW Instagram account here</a>&nbsp;if you haven&#39;t already!</strong></p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="710" scrolling="no" src="//instagram.com/p/oSGPhuRe_H/embed/" width="612"></iframe></p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="710" scrolling="no" src="//instagram.com/p/oTd83axe_U/embed/" width="612"></iframe>&gt;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/5-instagram-photos-our-efforts-animals-around-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Animal rescue Tigers Penguins Primates Seals Tigers Turtles animals camera global instagram photos smartphone welfare Wed, 28 May 2014 15:53:11 +0000 J.C. Bouvier 100420 at http://www.ifaw.org Seal, whale campaign successes can serve future generations (Part 2) http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/seal-whale-campaign-successes-can-serve-future-generations-pa-0 <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, 05/23/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>After decades of campaigning, we at the International Fund for Animal Welfare have celebrated concurrent major victories regarding whales and seals at the International Court of Justice and World Trade Organization, respectively. </em></p> <p><em>As we look back in retrospect, we are reminded that campaigns that otherwise operate independently of one another can unfold similarly over time<strong>.</strong> </em></p> <p><em>This is part two in a series addressing the dynamics of two historic campaigns.</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/seal-whale-campaign-successes-can-serve-future-generations-pa-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Whales Seals Whales ban Canada EU European Union Hunt iceland ICJ Japan Norway seals whale watching whales Whaling World Trade Organisation WTO Thu, 22 May 2014 17:53:17 +0000 Azzedine Downes 100361 at http://www.ifaw.org WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/wto-rules-favour-european-union-seal-product-ban <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">Thu, 05/22/2014</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="201" title="WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban" alt="WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Seal%20Pelt_300_0.jpg?1400770754" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW &ndash; the International Fund for Animal Welfare &ndash; is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union&rsquo;s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO found that moral considerations &mdash; including concerns about animal welfare &mdash; can justify trade restrictions. As a consequence only small adjustment will need to be made.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/wto-rules-favour-european-union-seal-product-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals EU ban on seal products seal products ban seals WTO Thu, 22 May 2014 15:10:04 +0000 adintino 100350 at http://www.ifaw.org