http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/18 en Global premiere of film chronicling our founding campaign inspires http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/global-premiere-film-chronicling-our-founding-campaign-inspires <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">Fri, 11/20/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The author with IFAW founder Brian Davies (center) and long-time IFAW campaigner and advisor AJ Cady, all of whom play prominent roles in the Huntwatch documentary." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/11_20_15_huntwatch_premiere.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 406px;" title="The author with IFAW founder Brian Davies (center) and long-time IFAW campaigner and advisor AJ Cady, all of whom play prominent roles in the Huntwatch documentary." />I was privileged to attend the world premiere of <a href="http://huntwatchthefilm.com/" target="_blank">Huntwatch</a> </p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/global-premiere-film-chronicling-our-founding-campaign-inspires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Wildlife trade Seals Brian Davies Canada film HuntWatch movie premiere Ryan Reynolds seal hunting seals white coat Fri, 20 Nov 2015 20:11:34 +0000 Sheryl Fink 105953 at http://www.ifaw.org Huntwatch: Seal hunt documentary to premiere at New York film festival http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/huntwatch-seal-hunt-documentary-premiere-new-york-film-festival <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">Wed, 10/14/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/HW_IFAW_Homepage_Pic_610.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" />As many people know, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was founded in 1969 to end the commercial seal hunt in Canada, and cameras, documenting the inherent cruelty of the commercial hunt, have been an essential tool of the campaign.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/huntwatch-seal-hunt-documentary-premiere-new-york-film-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Animal rescue Wildlife trade Seals Canada cruel documentary film fur hunt watch hunting movie pelt skin Video Tue, 13 Oct 2015 18:20:56 +0000 Azzedine Downes 105536 at http://www.ifaw.org EU Parliament takes last step to ensure WTO compliance of EU seal products ban http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/eu-parliament-takes-last-step-ensure-wto-compliance-eu-seal-products-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">Tue, 09/08/2015</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" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Seal-hunt-25th027_beater_300px.jpg?1441716488" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today&rsquo;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 (WTO). IFAW is delighted that the import of seal products from commercial hunts in the EU will continue to be illegal.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/eu-parliament-takes-last-step-ensure-wto-compliance-eu-seal-products-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals EU ban on seal products seal product seals World Trade Organization WTO Tue, 08 Sep 2015 12:48:08 +0000 adintino 105184 at http://www.ifaw.org VICTORY! European Parliament votes in WTO-compliant seal product trade regulation changes http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/victory-european-parliament-votes-wto-compliant-seal-product-trade-regulation-changes <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/seals/staci-mclennan">Staci McLennan</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, 09/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The European Parliament voted to support revisions to the EU regulation on the trade in seal products meeting WTO rules" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/eu_seal.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 402px;" title="The European Parliament voted to support revisions to the EU regulation on the trade in seal products meeting WTO rules" />Today was a great victory for seals.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/victory-european-parliament-votes-wto-compliant-seal-product-trade-regulation-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals European Union seal product ban Marine Resource Management McLennan Staci Staci McLennan WTO Tue, 08 Sep 2015 15:59:06 +0000 Staci McLennan 105185 at http://www.ifaw.org Seal penises to enhance performance? The Canadian government is desperately seeking new markets for seal products http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/seal-penises-enhance-performance-canadian-government-desperately-seeking-new-markets-seal-produ <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, 06/12/2015</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="198" title="the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises." alt="the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/grey-seal_300px.jpg?1434114029" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>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 &ndash; 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 &mdash;&nbsp;but scientists say that killing seals isn&rsquo;t the answer to declining fish stocks.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/seal-penises-enhance-performance-canadian-government-desperately-seeking-new-markets-seal-produ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals aphrodisiacs ban on seal products energy drinks grey seal hunt grey seals seal penises seals Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:10:58 +0000 adintino 104245 at http://www.ifaw.org 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