http://www.ifaw.org/international/theme/everything/rss.xml/17/37 en Which countries have best/worst records on banning animals from circuses? http://www.ifaw.org/international/node/104875 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/political-advocacy/jordi-casamitjana">Jordi Casamitjana </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, 07/31/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The keeping of wild animals in captivity for the primary purpose of entertainment is not ethically justifiable." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/03_25_15_circus.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 457px;" title="The keeping of wild animals in captivity for the primary purpose of entertainment is not ethically justifiable." />Recently the Parliament of Catalonia (Spain) voted to ban the use of all wild animals in circuses by a massive majority of 104 votes to 19.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/node/104875" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Bears Big Cats Elephants captivity circus entertainment wild animals Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:34:40 +0000 Jordi Casamitjana 104875 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Applauds Actions Taken by U.S. Senators in Introducing the CECIL Animal Trophies Act http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-applauds-actions-taken-us-senators-introducing-cecil-animal-trophies-act <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, 07/31/2015</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="392" height="300" title="Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe" alt="Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/cecil610.jpg?1438372409" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the CECIL Animal Trophies Act:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-applauds-actions-taken-us-senators-introducing-cecil-animal-trophies-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:35:00 +0000 smoos 104879 at http://www.ifaw.org Action needed to protect lions in wake of Cecil tragedy http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/action-needed-protect-lions-wake-cecil-tragedy <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/wildlife-trade/jeffrey-flocken">Jeffrey Flocken</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, 07/31/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Cecil’s demise has been the topic of hundreds of news stories globally." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_31_15_cecil_action.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="Cecil’s demise has been the topic of hundreds of news stories globally." />The killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has sparked worldwide outrage.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/action-needed-protect-lions-wake-cecil-tragedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Big Cats Big Cats Cecil the lion endangered species act ESA Oxford’s Conservation Research Unit USFWs Zimbabwe Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:48:37 +0000 Jeffrey Flocken 104881 at http://www.ifaw.org Tragedy of Cecil: Leader of pride, victim of trophy hunt http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/tragedy-cecil-leader-pride-victim-trophy-hunt <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/wildlife-trade/jeffrey-flocken">Jeffrey Flocken</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, 07/28/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="458" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Wev9lPwh0Dk" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><em>Jeff Flocken comments on CNN on the trophy hunt that led to the killing of Cecil the lion.&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> <p>Earlier this month, Cecil the Lion &ndash; a local celebrity who had reached iconic status amongst visiting tourists and researchers - was lured with food out of the safe confines of a national park in Zimbabwe.</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/Wev9lPwh0Dk&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" 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Zimbabwe Video Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:26:13 +0000 Jeffrey Flocken 104850 at http://www.ifaw.org Blood Lions documentary exposes canned hunting horrors in South Africa http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/blood-lions-documentary-exposes-canned-hunting-horrors-south-africa <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/wildlife-trade/ian-michler">Ian Michler </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">Mon, 07/20/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-T86GCjCpus" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Lion breeders, traders, canned hunting operators, hunters, cub petting and cuddling facility owners, beware.</p> <p>The <em>Blood Lions</em> story will blow the lid off the claims that what you do is in the name of conservation, education and research.</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-2" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-2"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/-T86GCjCpus&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-2"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/-T86GCjCpus&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 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class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 05/28/2015</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="219" title="Archive photo © IFAW" alt="Archive photo © IFAW" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/AmurTigerHighres_300px.jpg?1432839726" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>This month marks the one year anniversary of the biggest Siberian tiger release in history. Four of the five Amur (aka Siberian) tigers released last year in the Russian Far East have adapted successfully to life in the wild. <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/one-year-after-release-rehabilitated-amur-tigress-caught-film-russia">Newly released video</a> captured by a camera trap positioned at the Khingan Nature Reserve shows a healthy tigress Ilona marking her territory.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/new-video-provides-evidence-%E2%80%98putin%E2%80%99s-tigers%E2%80%99-are-thriving-wild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Tigers Big Cats Tigers amur Amur tigers big cats putin's tigers Siberian tiger tigers Thu, 28 May 2015 19:07:33 +0000 adintino 104108 at http://www.ifaw.org