EU needs to step up battle against wildlife trade as 40kg of ivory seized in Paris

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Fri, 03/11/2011

“Every year over thousands of elephants are poached for their ivory. What we are seeing in Paris is just a glimpse into one of the world’s largest illicit trades,” said Lesley O’Donnell IFAW’s EU Director.” It begins in Africa where organised militias and gangs poach elephants and sell on the ivory to fund their illegal activities and it leads to China, Japan, and indisputably, Europe.”

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Nova Scotia grey seals to be slaughtered during Canada Winter Games

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Thu, 02/17/2011

“IFAW is stunned at the shortsightedness and arrogance of the Canadian government for allowing the slaughter of 60,000 grey seals to proceed, beginning today in Nova Scotia,” said Sheryl Fink, Director of IFAW’s Seal Program, “Allowing the brutal clubbing of roughly 80% of the pups born this year is completely irresponsible and has no basis in conservation. The few dollars that will be earned by the handful of sealers taking part in this slaughter is a pittance compared to the economic benefit offered by grey seals to this province as a tourism draw.”

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Toronto, Canada
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Chinese market for seal products: IFAW uncovers 18-year history of empty promises

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Mon, 01/17/2011
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”The sealing industry last week admitted there is still a long way to go to promote seal meat in China,” said Sheryl Fink, Director of IFAW’s Seal Program, ”but Canadian politicians have been promising that China will save the dying sealing industry since at least 1993, so this seems like a bit of a pipe dream. The Chinese -- and the majority of Canadians – haven’t ever consumed seal products, it’s not part of their diet.”

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TORONTO, CA
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Rescued wild tiger alive and well

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Tue, 01/18/2011
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In March 2010, the adult male tiger strayed into a house on a tea estate and attacked three people, killing two of them. The tiger, found hiding in a store room, was tranquilised and captured by IFAW-WTI vets assisting the Assam Forest Department

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IFAW urges Chinese consumers to reject cruelty-tainted seal products

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Wed, 01/12/2011

IFAW asserts that while this is a political agreement between China and Canada, Chinese consumers will be the ones to decide the fate of seal products. Once Chinese consumers are made aware of the realities of Canada’s commercial seal hunt, IFAW believes that they will reject the products, thereby making the deal irrelevant.  

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Toronto, Canada
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IFAW Urges China to Say “No” to Seal Products

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Tue, 01/11/2011

Rejected by the EU, which banned seal product sales last year, Canada has returned to China on the hunt for new consumers. The Canadian Government is assuming that Chinese consumers will condone the cruel slaughter of seals. “The Chinese eat anything”, said a seal industry executive to the Globe and Mail after a similar junket last year, “And they simply don’t understand why you would put one animal over another.”

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Major accomplishments for animals in Haiti one year after the earthquake

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Tue, 01/11/2011

Formed just days after the quake, ARCH led by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW- www.ifaw.org) and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is the only coalition that set off to provide relief for the animal survivors and address the threat of disease spreading from animals to humans.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Japan urged to recall whaling fleet

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Thu, 12/02/2010

In defiance of global opposition and several international laws, the Japanese whaling fleet is heading for the pristine Southern Ocean Sanctuary to kill up to 935 minke whales and 50 endangered fin whales. In addition, Japan has still not formally abandoned plans to take 50 vulnerable humpback whales.

Despite the worldwide ban on commercial whaling, Japan hunts whales in Antarctica under the loophole of "scientific whaling".

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Dismay greets court ruling that puts captive lions back in the firing line

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Wed, 12/01/2010

“This ruling puts canned hunting right back on the agenda, and further entrenches South Africa’s image of a country that puts animal welfare last while profiteering from an abhorrent form of hunting practice,” said Jason Bell-Leask, Director Southern Africa of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org).

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Dog and Cat Welfare in EU to be improved

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Mon, 11/29/2010

“This is the beginning of better animal welfare standards throughout the European Union,” says Kate Atema, IFAW’s Programme Director for Companion Animals.

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Brussles, Belgium
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