Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/press/rss.xml/125/18 en 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 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 Discovery Channel premieres Huntwatch – the story behind Canada’s controversial seal slaughter http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/discovery-channel-premieres-huntwatch-%E2%80%93-story-behind-canada%E2%80%99s-controversial-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">Aug 17 2016</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="Discovery Channel premieres Huntwatch – the story behind Canada’s controversial seal slaughter" alt="Discovery Channel premieres Huntwatch – the story behind Canada’s controversial " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-1025305_300px.jpg?1471373678" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Discovery Channel acquired worldwide television rights to the feature documentary <em>Huntwatch</em> narrated by actor Ryan Reynolds and produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>). The film, which follows the 50 year history of Canada&rsquo;s commercial harp seal hunt, will air in the U.S. on Thursday, September 22 at 10 p.m. ET, immediately following a limited theatrical release by Discovery and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), and will debut worldwide later this year. Lionsgate will also distribute the film on home entertainment worldwide.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/discovery-channel-premieres-huntwatch-%E2%80%93-story-behind-canada%E2%80%99s-controversial-seal-slaughter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Seals Seals Canada commercial seal hunt Commercial seal hunt HuntWatch seals Tue, 16 Aug 2016 20:01:07 +0000 adintino 108611 at http://www.ifaw.org EU Parliament takes last step to ensure WTO compliance of EU seal products ban http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/eu-parliament-takes-last-step-ensure-wto-compliance-eu-seal-products-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">Sep 8 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="197" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Seal-hunt-25th027_beater_300px.jpg?1441716488" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today&rsquo;s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WTO). IFAW is delighted that the import of seal products from commercial hunts in the EU will continue to be illegal.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/eu-parliament-takes-last-step-ensure-wto-compliance-eu-seal-products-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Seals Seals EU ban on seal products seal product seals World Trade Organization WTO Tue, 08 Sep 2015 12:48:08 +0000 adintino 105184 at http://www.ifaw.org Seal penises to enhance performance? The Canadian government is desperately seeking new markets for seal products http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/seal-penises-enhance-performance-canadian-government-desperately-seeking-new-markets-seal-produ <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">Jun 12 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="198" title="the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises." alt="the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/grey-seal_300px.jpg?1434114029" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as ingredients in energy drinks. The genitalia would be obtained by killing 140.000 grey seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence &ndash; 70 percent of the current population. Fishermen have repeatedly called for a grey seal cull in order to reverse the decline of commercially traded fish-species like cod &mdash;&nbsp;but scientists say that killing seals isn&rsquo;t the answer to declining fish stocks.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/seal-penises-enhance-performance-canadian-government-desperately-seeking-new-markets-seal-produ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals aphrodisiacs ban on seal products energy drinks grey seal hunt grey seals seal penises seals Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:10:58 +0000 adintino 104245 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-canada%E2%80%99s-commercial-seal-hunt-cruel-unnecessary-waste <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">Apr 8 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="197" title="IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste " alt="IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Seal-hunt-25th027_beater_300px_0.jpg?1428515020" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>It was announced today that Canada&rsquo;s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lowest points in history. This morning, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced an additional $2 million bailout loan for the beleaguered sealing industry, making this the fourth year in a row that the industry has required a loan.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-canada%E2%80%99s-commercial-seal-hunt-cruel-unnecessary-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals Canada commercial seal hunt candian seal hunt Commercial seal hunt seal hunt seals Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:02:03 +0000 adintino 103575 at http://www.ifaw.org