http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/video/rss.xml/1/18 en What the WTO victory means for animal welfare beyond the international seal trade http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/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="/united-states/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" 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ban WTO Video Mon, 09 Jun 2014 18:39:01 +0000 Sonja Van Tichelen 100505 at http://www.ifaw.org WATCH: Sacrifice of harp seal mom in rearing its baby http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/watch-sacrifice-harp-seal-mom-rearing-its-baby <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/political-advocacy/erica-martin">Erica Martin</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, 05/09/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/cnXQMxmdwSE" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><em>For Mother&rsquo;s Day, IFAW is sharing some video of mothers and young of the species we protect. --ED</em></p> <p>Harp seals give birth to only one pup at a time, so the bond between a mother and that pup is 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-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/cnXQMxmdwSE&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" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/cnXQMxmdwSE&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=cnXQMxmdwSE"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-cnXQMxmdwSE_1.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/united-states/news/watch-sacrifice-harp-seal-mom-rearing-its-baby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine Magdalen Islands mother motherhood Video Thu, 08 May 2014 15:49:59 +0000 Erica Martin 100179 at http://www.ifaw.org WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban: "Global implications" http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/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="/united-states/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-3" 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/united-states/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/united-states/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="/united-states/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-4" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-4"> <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-4"> <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 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href="/united-states/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">Wed, 11/20/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)&nbsp;</em><em>supporters</em><em>, year after year we have been able to take media and decision makers to the ice as we document the cruelty of commercial seal hunt in Canada.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>Now, many leading Europeans have joined IFAW in defending the <a href="/node/88391" target="_blank">European ban on products from the commercial seal hunt in Canada as the Canadian government pursues a challenge to the ban&rsquo;s legality according to the rules of the World Trade Organisation.</a></em></p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div 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class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 10/21/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="458" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Jhzt51kRfNs" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><em>In this brief and heart warming video, an International Fund for Animal Welfare Marine Mammal Rescue &amp; Research team frees a seal caught in buoy line in the Pleasant Bay area of Chatham on Cape Cod. <strong>-- ED</strong></em></p> <p class="rtecenter"><i>~~~</i></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/Jhzt51kRfNs&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" 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rescue Seals Chatham disentangle free line lobster mammal marine ocean pot release rescue seal Video Mon, 21 Oct 2013 18:17:34 +0000 CT Harry 97960 at http://www.ifaw.org