http://www.ifaw.org/canada/theme/everything/rss.xml/2/18 en DFO covers up value of products from the 2014 commercial seal hunt http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/dfo-covers-value-products <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">Fri, 03/27/2015</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="199" title="DFO covers up value of products from the 2014 commercial seal hunt " alt="DFO covers up value of products from the 2014 commercial seal hunt " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Beater_Seal_300px_7.jpg?1427464150" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>In an unprecedented move, Canada&rsquo;s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is refusing to release the quantity and landed value of products from the 2014 commercial seal hunt in what <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a> (International Fund for Animal Welfare) believes to be a cover up.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/dfo-covers-value-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals Canada commercial seal hunt Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans Commercial seal hunt DFO seal hunt seals Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:00:24 +0000 adintino 103432 at http://www.ifaw.org Team rescues wayward harp seal in danger http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/team-rescues-wayward-harp-seal-danger <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/animal-rescue/kristen-pachett">Kristen Pachett</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, 03/13/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="Wayward seal in need of rescue – simply in the wrong place." class="caption" longdesc="Wayward seal in need of rescue – simply in the wrong place." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/03_13_15_mmrr.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 457px;" title="Wayward seal in need of rescue – simply in the wrong place." />Throughout the year IFAW&rsquo;s Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team brings&nbsp;on a number of interns and apprentices who gain valuable experience responding with staff to reports of marine mammals in distress along Cape Cod&rsquo;s shores.</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/team-rescues-wayward-harp-seal-danger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Animal rescue Seals baby seals lost rescue wandering Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:38:18 +0000 Kristen Pachett 103250 at http://www.ifaw.org EU Parliament, Council should support EU Commission seal proposal http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/eu-parliament-council-should-support-eu-commission-seal-proposal <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/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">Thu, 02/19/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="New proposal balances concerns of EU citizens with EU’s WTO obligations" class="caption" longdesc="New proposal balances concerns of EU citizens with EU’s WTO obligations" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/02_18_15_eu_ban2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 405px;" title="New proposal balances concerns of EU citizens with EU’s WTO obligations" />The <a href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=COM:2015:45:FIN&amp;from=EN" target="_blank">EU Commission recently released its proposal</a> on how to change the groundbreaking EU seal trade regulation to make it comp</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/eu-parliament-council-should-support-eu-commission-seal-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals EU ban on seal products; Inuit; Hunting ban pelt seals Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:21:25 +0000 Sonja Van Tichelen 102991 at http://www.ifaw.org EU Commission releases amended EU seal products regulations http://www.ifaw.org/canada/node/102858 <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">Fri, 02/06/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The EU Commission today released an amended version of the EU regulations on seal products. The EU trade regulation on seals had to be revised in response to the findings of a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) appellate body decision. IFAW (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a>) is pleased that the changes maintain the impact of the EU ban on seal products while ensuring that Inuit populations in Canada and Greenland maintain their right to sell seal products from traditional hunts.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/node/102858" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals ban on seal products EU Commission EU seal trade seal hunting seal trade seals culled seals Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:06:59 +0000 adintino 102858 at http://www.ifaw.org Norway axes commercial seal hunt subsidies – likely ending commercial seal hunting in Europe http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/norway-axes-commercial-seal-hunt-subsidies-%E2%80%93-likely-ending-commercial-seal-hunting-europe <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">Fri, 12/12/2014</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="Norway axes commercial seal hunt subsidies – likely ending commercial seal hunting in Europe" alt="Norway axes commercial seal hunt subsidies – likely ending commercial seal hunti" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Beater_Seal_300px_6.jpg?1418397751" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>According to <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-norway-scraps-controversial-seal-hunting-subsidy-2014-12?IR=T">media reports</a> the Norwegian government has announced it will stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt industry with government handouts.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/norway-axes-commercial-seal-hunt-subsidies-%E2%80%93-likely-ending-commercial-seal-hunting-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals ban on commercial seal products commercial hunt EU ban on seal products Inuit seal hunt seal hunt seals Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:22:59 +0000 adintino 102371 at http://www.ifaw.org WATCH: Mr. Seal Goes to Ottawa http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/watch-mr-seal-goes-ottawa <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/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">Wed, 11/05/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>At IFAW, much of our political advocacy work depends on caring, compassionate supporters who will speak out on behalf of the animals we work to protect.</p> <p>It is so incredibly important every time someone takes the time to write a letter, send a postcard, or sign a petition calling for change. As individuals our voices often go unheard&mdash;but when we act together we become a powerful voice for animals.</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/XnxC4EuYb_8&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/XnxC4EuYb_8&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=XnxC4EuYb_8"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-XnxC4EuYb_8.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/canada/news/watch-mr-seal-goes-ottawa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals Canadian DFO government Hunt postcards seal Video Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:22:23 +0000 Sheryl Fink 101778 at http://www.ifaw.org