Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/17 en WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/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/united-states/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 IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-commercial-seal-hunt-opens-continues-require-government-support <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, 04/14/2014</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="199" title="IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support" alt="IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Beater_Seal_300px_3.jpg?1397571163" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
</p> <p>&ldquo;This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never come back to previous levels. When will governments in Ottawa and St. John&rsquo;s start to think about the future, and help sealers transition out of this failed industry?&rdquo; says Sheryl Fink, Wildlife Campaigns Director of IFAW Canada.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-commercial-seal-hunt-opens-continues-require-government-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals Canada Canada commercial seal hunt seal hunt seals Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:21:27 +0000 adintino 99924 at http://www.ifaw.org Press Statement - Badger cull http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/press-statement-badger-cull <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, 04/03/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today&rsquo;s announcement that the pilot badger cull will go ahead in Gloucestershire and Somerset once again this year was condemned by International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>).</p> <p>Eminent scientists and wildlife experts as well as many charities have stated their opposition to this cull because it will not significantly reduce incidents of bovine TB.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/press-statement-badger-cull" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy badger cull bafer culling Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:40:59 +0000 adintino 99767 at http://www.ifaw.org President Barack Obama announces action against Iceland over its whale meat trade http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/president-barack-obama-announces-action-against-iceland-over-its-whale-meat-trade <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, 04/02/2014</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="President Barack Obama announces action against Iceland over its whale meat trade" alt="President Barack Obama announces action against Iceland over its whale meat trad" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/fin%20whale_300.px_.jpg?1396449112" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>United States President Barack Obama has announced a raft of measures against Iceland over its continued slaughter of whales and trade in their meat.</p> <p>The US Government had announced on February 6 that it was invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifies Iceland for undermining the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) because of its whaling activities and resulting whale meat trade.</p> <p>The measures set by the Obama Administration came a few days ahead of the 60-day deadline for action on April 7.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/president-barack-obama-announces-action-against-iceland-over-its-whale-meat-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales CITES comercial whaling commercial trade fin whale iceland whale meat whale watching whales Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:33:25 +0000 adintino 99737 at http://www.ifaw.org World Court: Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is illegal and must end http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/world-court-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific%E2%80%99-whaling-illegal-and-must-end <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, 03/31/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><b><img alt="c. IFAW/P. Ramage" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/icj_ruling_web.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 356px;" title="c. IFAW/P. Ramage" />(The Hague, Netherlands &ndash; 31 March 2014)</b> &ndash; Delivering its judgment on Australia&rsquo;s case against Japan, which saw evidence presented during a three-week hearing last June, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) today found that Japan&rsquo;s Southern Ocean whale hunt was illegal under international law.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/world-court-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific%E2%80%99-whaling-illegal-and-must-end" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales Australia court Hague ICJ Japan JARPA whales Whaling world Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:09:38 +0000 jcbouvier 99691 at http://www.ifaw.org Freddie the Fox and friends to watch as pack of hounds ‘chase’ a stag around Parliament Square http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/freddie-fox-and-friends-watch-pack-hounds-%E2%80%98chase%E2%80%99-stag-around-parliament-square <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, 03/19/2014</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="329" title="Freddie the Fox and friends to watch as pack of hounds ‘chase’ a stag around Parliament Square" alt="Freddie the Fox and friends to watch as pack of hounds ‘chase’ a stag around Par" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Freddie_Fox_300px.jpg?1395255283" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW&rsquo;s costumed fox will look on as two eye-catching ad vans chase each other around Westminster tomorrow (Thursday 20 March) to warn the public that the Hunting Act is under threat and the Government is seeking to allow a return to hunting &lsquo;by the back door&rsquo;.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/freddie-fox-and-friends-watch-pack-hounds-%E2%80%98chase%E2%80%99-stag-around-parliament-square" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy The ban on hunting with dogs Foxes ban fox hunting fox hunting freddie the fox hunting act hunting with dogs Parliament Square Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:03:51 +0000 adintino 99623 at http://www.ifaw.org