http://www.ifaw.org/canada/theme/everything/rss.xml/2/18 en The Newfoundland seal hunt: looking back, moving forward http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/newfoundland-seal-hunt-looking-back-moving-forward <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">Mon, 04/14/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ZstmynCWVY8" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>In Newfoundland and Labrador, the commercial seal hunt is a thing of legend. It&rsquo;s a very important part of the history and culture of the province, which is something that people from &ldquo;the mainland&rdquo; &mdash; and especially those of us working to end the commercial seal hunt &mdash; don&rsquo;t always appreciate.</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/ZstmynCWVY8&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/ZstmynCWVY8&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=ZstmynCWVY8"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-ZstmynCWVY8.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/newfoundland-seal-hunt-looking-back-moving-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals DFO Newfoundland sealing seals Subsidy video WTO Video Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:19:32 +0000 Sheryl Fink 99917 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/ifaw-commercial-seal-hunt-opens-continues-require-government-support <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">Mon, 04/14/2014</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="IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support" alt="IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Beater_Seal_300px_3.jpg?1397571163" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
</p> <p>&ldquo;This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never come back to previous levels. When will governments in Ottawa and St. John&rsquo;s start to think about the future, and help sealers transition out of this failed industry?&rdquo; says Sheryl Fink, Wildlife Campaigns Director of IFAW Canada.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/ifaw-commercial-seal-hunt-opens-continues-require-government-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals Canada Canada commercial seal hunt seal hunt seals Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:21:27 +0000 adintino 99924 at http://www.ifaw.org Canadian grandstanding largely ignored during WTO EU seal ban appeal http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/canadian-grandstanding-largely-ignored-during-wto-eu-seal-ban-appeal <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">Tue, 03/18/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The major victory for animal welfare — that animal welfare is recognized as a legitimate public morals concern — is unlikely to change as a result of this appeal. c. IFAW" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/hunt060-web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 397px;" title="The major victory for animal welfare — that animal welfare is recognized as a legitimate public morals concern — is unlikely to change as a result of this appeal. c. IFAW" />Discussions began today before the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/canadian-grandstanding-largely-ignored-during-wto-eu-seal-ban-appeal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals ban Canada cruelty DFO EU fisheries Minister seal trade WTO Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:30:44 +0000 Sheryl Fink 99618 at http://www.ifaw.org Proposed seal hunt legislation takes strong action…against non-existent threat http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/proposed-seal-hunt-legislation-takes-strong-action%E2%80%A6against-non-existent-threat <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">Mon, 03/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Opponents of the Canadian commercial seal hunt gather on Parliament Hill for the International Day of Action for Seals. c. IFAW" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/protestors_webt.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="Opponents of the Canadian commercial seal hunt gather on Parliament Hill for the International Day of Action for Seals. c.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/proposed-seal-hunt-legislation-takes-strong-action%E2%80%A6against-non-existent-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals Canada DFO House Hunt Kerr proposed radicals sealing Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:01:18 +0000 Sheryl Fink 99539 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations http://www.ifaw.org/canada/resource-centre/ifaw-briefing-bill-c <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">Sat, 03/08/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Bill C &ndash; 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals, except under the authority of a seal fishery observation license.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/resource-centre/ifaw-briefing-bill-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals Other Sat, 08 Mar 2014 02:03:27 +0000 rbartlett 99529 at http://www.ifaw.org 100 years after sealing disaster, Canadian government still gambling with safety http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/100-years-after-sealing-disaster-canadian-government-still-gambling-safety <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, 03/05/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The government excuse for not taking action on the TSB recommendation — that fewer boats taking part in the seal hunt means there is a reduced risk — is ridiculous. The risk is no less great to those at sea. c. IFAW" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/S-H-574_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 406px;" title="The government excuse for not taking action on the TSB recommendation — that fewer boats taking part in the seal hunt means there is a reduced risk — is ridiculous. The risk is no less great to those at sea. c. IFAW" /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/100-years-after-sealing-disaster-canadian-government-still-gambling-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals Canada DFO regulations safety seals Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:16:40 +0000 Sheryl Fink 99505 at http://www.ifaw.org