Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/press/rss.xml/124/14 en World Dog Day: Keep your dog healthy in mind and body http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/world-dog-day-keep-your-dog-healthy-mind-and-body <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, 08/26/2014</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="archive photo © IFAW" alt="archive photo © IFAW" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Dog_300px_0.jpg?1409066441" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p style="margin-left:7.1pt;">August 26<sup>th</sup> is World Dog Day, a chance to celebrate the bond between humans and dogs. Dogs have lived with humans for thousands of years as our companions, guardians of our homes, and assistants in our work and daily lives. Science is increasingly delivering evidence for what is already accepted by many people: the health and happiness of humans is intrinsically linked to the health and happiness of dogs.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/world-dog-day-keep-your-dog-healthy-mind-and-body" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Dogs & Cats dogs World Dog Day Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:20:56 +0000 adintino 101209 at http://www.ifaw.org South African Web Classifieds “Bite Back” against Online Pet Traders http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/south-african-web-classifieds-%E2%80%9Cbite-back%E2%80%9D-against-online-pet-traders <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, 07/16/2014</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="162" title="South African Web Classifieds “Bite Back” against Online Pet Traders" alt="South African Web Classifieds “Bite Back” against Online Pet Traders" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/How%20Much%20is%20that%20Doggie%20on%20my%20Browser_300_1.jpg?1405518210" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>In what is being touted as a world first, all three of South Africa&rsquo;s major online trading sites are adopting a joint advertising policy aimed at stamping out dubious online pet trade.</p> <p>Gumtree South Africa, Junk Mail and OLX, have announced an outright ban on sales of &ldquo;fighting breed&rdquo; dogs, all &ldquo;free to good home&rdquo; pets, sales of exotic reptiles mammals and sales of indigenous reptiles and mammals, including primates, birds and arachnids.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/south-african-web-classifieds-%E2%80%9Cbite-back%E2%80%9D-against-online-pet-traders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Dogs & Cats dogs exoctic pets fighting dogs indigenous repiles online pet trade primates puppy mills Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:44:15 +0000 adintino 100864 at http://www.ifaw.org Legal Dog Racing Considered in South Africa http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/legal-dog-racing-considered-south-africa <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">Mon, 06/23/2014</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="200" title="Legal Dog Racing Considered in South Africa" alt="Legal Dog Racing Considered in South Africa" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Greyhound-Racing-300px.jpg?1403534678" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Greyhound racing is back on the agenda in South Africa, just three years after a Government led investigation decided to abandon proposals to reintroduce the activity.</p> <p>Last month, the Department of Trade and Industry tabled a new Draft National Gambling Norms and Standards bill in the Government Gazette, which includes dog racing as part of a proposed suite of gambling activities.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/legal-dog-racing-considered-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats dog racing Greyhound greyhound racing Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:44:53 +0000 adintino 100616 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW-COP animal rescue teams respond to double volcano threat in Indonesia http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-cop-animal-rescue-teams-respond-double-volcano-threat-indonesia <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, 02/20/2014</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="200" title="IFAW-COP animal rescue teams respond to double volcano threat in Indonesia" alt="IFAW-COP animal rescue teams respond to double volcano threat in Indonesia" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Indonesia_300px.jpg?1392911323" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW, the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> is working near Mt. Kelud in the Island of Java, and Mt. Sinabung in Sumatra, Indonesia to help companion animals, farm animals and wildlife displaced after volcanic eruptions forced the evacuation of nearby residents.</p> <p>Mt. Kelud, a 5,679-feet-high volcano, erupted on February 13 forcing the immediate evacuation of nearby villages. According to news reports, up to 36 villages situated six miles from the crater are in danger and 200,000 people are being asked to leave.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-cop-animal-rescue-teams-respond-double-volcano-threat-indonesia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Animal rescue Dogs & Cats cats cats and dogs Centre for Orangutan Protection companion animals CoP dogs farm animals Indonesia Mt Sinabung Mt. Kelud vocano Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:55:23 +0000 adintino 99387 at http://www.ifaw.org 10 Years of Pet Night tonight – Helping animals, people and communities http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/10-years-pet-night-tonight-%E2%80%93-helping-animals-people-and-communities <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, 02/12/2014</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="225" title="10 Years of Pet Night tonight – Helping animals, people and communities" alt="10 Years of Pet Night tonight – Helping animals, people and communities" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/bosnia_street_dog_300px.jpg?1392218257" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Tonight&rsquo;s European Pet Night marks a decade of raising awareness around pets and the remarkable contributions of animals to our daily life. The event has been a remarkable success over the years attracting steady support from MEPs, NGOs and others. IFAW (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>)will also be onhand to talk about some of the vital work being done to help communities cope with their stray dog issues by implementing a humane management plan.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/10-years-pet-night-tonight-%E2%80%93-helping-animals-people-and-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Animal rescue Dogs & Cats companion animals dogs roaming dogs Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:24:33 +0000 adintino 99265 at http://www.ifaw.org Sochi Olympic dog cull shame http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/sochi-olympic-dog-cull-shame <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, 02/04/2014</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="195" title="Sochi Olympic dog cull shame" alt="Sochi Olympic dog cull shame" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/russian_street_dog_300px.jpg?1391528264" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare - <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) is horrified that culling of dogs in Sochi is back on the agenda in preparation for the 2014 winter Olympics.</p> <p>IFAW has repeatedly offered to help the Environment Department of the Sochi 2014 Olympics Organizing Committee develop and implement a humane and sustainable plan for managing the community&rsquo;s roaming dog population.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/sochi-olympic-dog-cull-shame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Animal rescue Dogs & Cats cull dog cull dogs Sochi Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:45:55 +0000 adintino 99113 at http://www.ifaw.org