WTO Releases Ruling on EU seal products ban

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Nov 25 2013
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 WTO Releases Ruling on EU seal products ban

Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) released its final ruling on Canada and Norway’s challenge of the European Union’s ban on seal products. The WTO panel has found the main element of the ban to be WTO compliant. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), who advocated in support of the ban, is pleased with the ruling.

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OTTAWA, Canada
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Michelle Cliffe (IFAW CA)
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Victoire pour les animaux à l’OMC : l’embargo sur les produits dérivés du phoque est maintenu !

Nov 25 2013
Victoire pour les animaux à l’OMC : l’embargo sur les produits dérivés du phoque

L’équipe Union européenne d’IFAW au Parlement européen, à Strasbourg, célébrant le vote historique de l’OMC en faveur du maintien de l’embargo sur les produits dérivés du phoque dans l’UE.Aujourd’hui est un grand jour : l’Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC) v

Tierschutz siegt über Handelsinteressen in historischer WTO-Entscheidung

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Nov 25 2013
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Das IFAW-Team bejubelt die Entscheidung des EU-Parlaments 2009
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Das IFAW-Team bejubelt die Entscheidung des EU-Parlaments 2009

Heute bestätigte die WTO (World Trade Organisation), dass das EU-Handelsverbot für Robbenprodukte weitgehend den Richtlinien der WTO entspricht. Kanada und Norwegen wollen das Handelsverbot kippen und führten deshalb eine Anhörung bei der WTO herbei. Die 2009 beschlossene Gesetzgebung verbietet die Einfuhr von Robbenprodukten aus kommerzieller Jagd in die EU. Der IFAW (Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds) hatte jahrelang für die Einführung des Gesetzes gekämpft und begrüßt das Urteil der WTO.

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Hamburg
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Dörte von der Reith
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Animal Welfare Not a Trade Barrier says WTO in EU Seal Case

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Nov 25 2013
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Animal Welfare Not a Trade Barrier says WTO in EU Seal Case

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) today released its first panel ruling on animal welfare in the trade dispute between  Canada and Norway challenging the European Union regulation forbidding the placing on the market of seal products derived from commercial hunts. Concluding  that  animal welfare is a globally recognised issue and a valid public moral concern,  the panel considered that the EU was right in adopting trade restricting measures to address these concerns.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
Michelle Cliffe (IFAW Canada)
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Animal Welfare Not a Trade Barrier says WTO in EU Seal Case

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Nov 25 2013
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Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) released its panel ruling on Canada and Norway’s challenge of the European Union’s ban on seal products. The WTO panel has found the EU seal trade regulation, which prevents commercially hunted seal products from being sold in the EU, to be WTO compliant. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), who spent years advocating for the EU seal trade regulation, is pleased with the ruling.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel
Michelle Cliffe
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WTO verkiest dierenwelzijn boven handel in historisch besluit

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Nov 25 2013
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De World Trade Organisation (WTO) steunt wetgeving van de Europese Unie om het o
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De World Trade Organisation (WTO) steunt wetgeving van de Europese Unie om het o

De Wereld Handelsorganisatie (WTO) heeft haar steun uitgesproken voor wetgeving van de Europese Unie om de handel in zeehondenproducten, die op een commerciële manier gevangen zijn, te verbieden. Het Europese besluit van 2009 is in overeenstemming met de regels van de WTO, zo laat de organisatie vandaag weten. Het International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) heeft zich jarenlang ingezet voor wetgeving op dit gebied en is dan ook verheugd met de uitspraak.

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Rob Schaap (IFAW NL)
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Ivory Crush: oproep aan regeringen om ook hun voorraad ivoor te vernietigen

Nov 15 2013
Ivory Crush: oproep aan regeringen om ook hun voorraad ivoor te vernietigen

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Scottish university criticised for supporting Iceland’s cruel whaling programme

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Nov 25 2013
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Scottish university criticised for supporting Iceland’s cruel whaling programme

The University of Aberdeen is being urged to publicly sever links with Iceland’s whaling programme after its researchers analysed data from whales harpooned in Iceland under the guise of ‘scientific whaling’.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), campaigns for an end to all commercial and so-called scientific whaling because of its inherent cruelty and has met with university representatives to urge them to end the institution’s relationship with Iceland’s whaling industry.

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London, UK
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Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
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IFAW’s Noodhulpteam helpt honderden dieren die het slachtoffer werden van tyfoon Haiyan

Nov 22 2013
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SLIDESHOW: Hundreds of Typhoon-stricken residents in the Philippines get care for their animals

Nov 22 2013
SLIDESHOW: Hundreds of Typhoon-stricken residents in the Philippines get care fo