http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/everything/rss.xml/125/18 en WATCH: Canada’s commercial seal hunt: Separating myth from fact http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/watch-canada%E2%80%99s-commercial-seal-hunt-separating-myth-fact <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/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">Apr 9 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zH7XoaJ5GEk" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>The East Coast commercial seal hunt has started up in Canada for another year, and once again we are hearing the same myths from both the sealing industry and from politicians.</p> <p>With so much misinformation out there, it is easy to get confused.</p> <p>Let&rsquo;s separate the myths from the facts.</p> <p><strong>Myth #1:</strong> Only adult seals are hunted, and seal pups are protected.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/watch-canada%E2%80%99s-commercial-seal-hunt-separating-myth-fact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Seals Seals baby beater Canada clubbing cruel hackapic Hunt ice mother seal week Video Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:58:15 +0000 Sheryl Fink 110989 at http://www.ifaw.org DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and Nursing Pups http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/dfo-opens-commercial-seal-hunt-early-removes-limited-protection-mothers-and-nursing-pups <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">Mar 28 2017</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="DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and Nursing Pups" alt="DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Beater_Seal_300px_8.jpg?1490704188" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the commercial seal hunt early this year, allowing sealers to hunt while harp seal pups are still nursing. Traditionally, the annual hunt off the coast of Newfoundland is closed until mid-April to allow mothers to give birth to their pups and nurse without disruption. This annual closure is one of the few protections in place for these ice dependent species.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/dfo-opens-commercial-seal-hunt-early-removes-limited-protection-mothers-and-nursing-pups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Seals Seals Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt Commercial seal hunt DFO harp seals Seal pups seals Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:37:50 +0000 adintino 110866 at http://www.ifaw.org Differences between Inuit, Canada’s East Coast seal hunts http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/differences-between-inuit-canada%E2%80%99s-east-coast-seal-hunts <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/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">Mar 27 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IFAW always focused on the commercial hunting of harp, hooded, and grey seals that takes place off of Canada’s east coast; it has never campaigned against the Inuit seal hunt." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/03_27_17_hunt.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="IFAW always focused on the commercial hunting of harp, hooded, and grey seals that takes place off of Canada’s east coast; it has never campaigned against the Inuit seal hunt." />I remember going to the East Coast seal hunt for the first time in 2001.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/differences-between-inuit-canada%E2%80%99s-east-coast-seal-hunts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals Canada clubbing cruel East Coast hackapic Hunt ice seal Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:36:46 +0000 Sheryl Fink 110978 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-strongly-opposed-sealers%E2%80%99-demands-early-start-seal-slaughter <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">Mar 24 2017</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" title="IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter" alt="IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Seal-hunt-25th027_beater_300px_1.jpg?1490377740" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are considering suspending the annual closure of the hunt in mid-March. This is one of the few protections in place for harp seals.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-strongly-opposed-sealers%E2%80%99-demands-early-start-seal-slaughter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Seals Seals Canada commercial seal hunt DFO harp seal seal seal hunt commercial seal hunt Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:51:44 +0000 adintino 110844 at http://www.ifaw.org Switzerland bans seal products http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/switzerland-bans-seal-products <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/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">Mar 9 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/03_09_17_swiss.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" />IFAW is celebrating&nbsp; another victory for seals this week,&nbsp; as <a href="https://www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/documentation/media-releases.msg-id-65877.html" target="_blank">Switzerland became the 35<sup>th</sup> country to ban seal products</a>!</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/switzerland-bans-seal-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals ban beater bloody Canada cruel seal Thu, 09 Mar 2017 22:11:51 +0000 Sheryl Fink 110725 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW’s Sheryl Fink responds to disturbing Facebook video showing abuse of baby seal pup http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw%E2%80%99s-sheryl-fink-responds-disturbing-facebook-video-showing-abuse-baby-seal-pup <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/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">Feb 3 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A harp seal pup rests on the ice in Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. IFAW works to protect seals from cruelty and stop the commercial seal hunt in Canada." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/02_03_17_abuse.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="A harp seal pup rests on the ice in Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw%E2%80%99s-sheryl-fink-responds-disturbing-facebook-video-showing-abuse-baby-seal-pup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals cruel cute Facebook seal social media viral Fri, 03 Feb 2017 22:11:28 +0000 Sheryl Fink 110382 at http://www.ifaw.org