http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/video/rss.xml/125/17 en What the WTO victory means for animal welfare beyond the international seal trade http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/what-wto-victory-means-animal-welfare-beyond-international-seal-trade <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/seals/sonja-van-tichelen">Sonja Van Tichelen</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">Tue, 06/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>When Canada and Norway complained about the EU&rsquo;s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the international trade body of 159 countries, we were very unsure as to what eventual outcomes might be. In a few cases it had ruled on the relationship between trade and public morality concerns, but never before had this international trade court taken on a case, let alone made a judgment, about animal welfare.</p> <p><strong>RELATED:<a href="/node/100461" target="_blank">WTO supports EU ban on seal products: What needs to happen next?</a></strong></p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/zDxPm-NUWoI&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/zDxPm-NUWoI&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDxPm-NUWoI"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-zDxPm-NUWoI_14.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="460" height="292" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/what-wto-victory-means-animal-welfare-beyond-international-seal-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals Animal welfare Canada EU Norway seal trade ban WTO Video Mon, 09 Jun 2014 18:39:01 +0000 Sonja Van Tichelen 100505 at http://www.ifaw.org VIDEO: Epic tiger release in Russia is wildly successful http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/video-epic-tiger-release-russia-wildly-successful <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/cats-and-dogs/michael-booth">Michael Booth</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">Fri, 06/06/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and <a href="/node/97516" target="_blank">Ustin</a> were safely released back to wild. This concludes the <a href="/node/100345" target="_blank">largest release of endangered Amur (aka Siberian) tigers in history</a> and signals the return of the subspecies to historic tiger habitat in Russia&rsquo;s Far East, a resounding victory for conservationists and animal welfare advocates.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ZkjlhGi1QgE" width="610"></iframe></p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-2" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-2"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZkjlhGi1QgE&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-2"> <param name="movie" 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video Video Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:01:51 +0000 Michael Booth 100503 at http://www.ifaw.org London Wildlife Trade Summit wraps with pledges, but campaigns to protect wildlife go on http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/london-wildlife-trade-summit-wraps-pledges-campaigns-protect-wildlife-go <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 02/14/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/aH58xVtrTFQ" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><em>Watch the BBC interview with IFAW&rsquo;s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce consumer demand in China.</em></p> <p class="rtecenter"><strong>~~~</strong></p> <p>This week saw the UK Government, HRH Prince Charles and the Duke of Cambridge host an Illegal Wildlife Trade Summit in London with decision-makers from around 50 countries attending to discuss how they can work together to fight wildlife crime.</p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-3" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-3"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/aH58xVtrTFQ&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-3"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/aH58xVtrTFQ&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param 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<div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/elephants/c%C3%A9line-sissler-bienvenu">Céline Sissler-Bienvenu</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">Fri, 01/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/BL5K51Dm5BA" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><em>The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants in the&nbsp;Cote d&rsquo;Ivoire.</em></p> <p class="rtecenter"><strong><em>~~~</em></strong></p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-4" class="media-youtube"> <div 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height="292" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/watch-first-ever-cote-d%E2%80%99ivoire-elephant-rescue-team-will-face-major-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Africa China crime elephants gold Interpol Ivory poaching video white Wildlife Video Thu, 09 Jan 2014 13:50:47 +0000 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu 98827 at http://www.ifaw.org WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban: "Global implications" http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/watch-eu-voices-united-support-seal-ban-global-implications <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/seals/barbara-slee">Barbara Slee</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">Fri, 11/22/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>In case you missed it, be sure to&nbsp;<a href="/node/98349" target="_blank">WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban &ndash; &quot;Taking action&quot;</a></strong></p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zDxPm-NUWoI" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>The pending decision of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) panel regarding whether the European seal product ban violates trade obligations goes beyond seals and will have great implications on the animal welfare movement as a whole.</p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-5" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-5"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" 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href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/watch-eu-voices-united-support-seal-ban-global-implications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals ban Canada Europe European seals trade Union WTO Video Wed, 20 Nov 2013 23:03:24 +0000 Barbara Slee 98350 at http://www.ifaw.org WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action" http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/watch-eu-voices-united-support-seal-ban-%E2%80%93-taking-action <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/seals/barbara-slee">Barbara Slee</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">Thu, 11/21/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>In case you missed it, be sure to&nbsp;<a href="/node/98333" target="_blank">WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban &ndash; &quot;An inhumane cull&quot;</a></strong></p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="458" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/BG2-zZ2SEd8" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Michel Vandenbosch, founder of the Belgian animal welfare organization GAIA (Global Action in the Interest of Animals), worked tirelessly for the introduction of a national ban on the import of seal products into the EU. The ban was finally passed in 2007.</p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-6" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-6"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/BG2-zZ2SEd8&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-6"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/BG2-zZ2SEd8&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG2-zZ2SEd8"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-BG2-zZ2SEd8_7.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="460" height="292" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/watch-eu-voices-united-support-seal-ban-%E2%80%93-taking-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals decision Europe European seals Union video WTO Video Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:49:48 +0000 Barbara Slee 98349 at http://www.ifaw.org