http://www.ifaw.org/canada/theme/everything/rss.xml/2/24 en 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 Norway considers an end to seal hunt subsidies http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/norway-considers-end-seal-hunt-subsidies <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, 10/29/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="We will continue to ask the Canadian government to stop subsidizing the commercial seal hunt, and to provide sealers with alternatives." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/seal_web_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 397px;" title="We will continue to ask the Canadian government to stop subsidizing the commercial seal hunt, and to provide sealers with alternatives." />Norway, like Canada, is one of the last holdouts of commercial seal hunting on the planet.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/norway-considers-end-seal-hunt-subsidies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Wildlife trade Political advocacy Seals Canada commercial EU Europe fur hunting Norway sealing seals Subsidy Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:29:23 +0000 Sheryl Fink 101827 at http://www.ifaw.org Norway considers stop to commercial seal hunt subsidies – move would effectively ending commercial seal hunting in Europe http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/norway-considers-stop-commercial-seal-hunt-subsidies-%E2%80%93-move-would-effectively-ending-commercial <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">Tue, 10/28/2014</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 considers stop to commercial seal hunt subsidies – move would effectively ending commercial seal hunting in Europe" alt="Norway considers stop to commercial seal hunt subsidies – move would effectively" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Beater_Seal_300px_5.jpg?1415290473" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Norwegian government has announced it will consider a move to stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt citing the need to manage &ldquo;economic priorities.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;This is brilliant news thatcould save tens of thousands of seals a cruel death. This could also represent a tremendous success for the EU ban on commercial seal products. By closing our markets to cruelty Europeans can be proud of ending cruelty elsewhere,&rdquo; said Sonja Van Tichelen, IFAW EU Regional Director.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/norway-considers-stop-commercial-seal-hunt-subsidies-%E2%80%93-move-would-effectively-ending-commercial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals ban on commercial seal products Commercial seal hunt seal hunt seals Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:19:05 +0000 adintino 101905 at http://www.ifaw.org Animal heroes from around the UK to receive awards http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/animal-heroes-around-uk-receive-awar-0 <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">Tue, 10/21/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Animal heroes will tomorrow (Tuesday) receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">www.ifaw.org</a>).</p> <p>IFAW&rsquo;s annual Animal Action Awards ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baroness Gale and presented by naturalist and broadcaster Bill Oddie.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/animal-heroes-around-uk-receive-awar-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Seals Whales Animal rescue Wildlife trade Education Dogs & Cats Seals Whales aae animal action awards Animal Action Education Animal Heros companion animals dogs illegal wildlife trade otters rescue dog seals whales Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:12:10 +0000 adintino 101751 at http://www.ifaw.org A seal’s capture, rehab and successful release http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/seal%E2%80%99s-capture-rehab-and-successful-release <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/brian-sharp">Brian Sharp</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, 10/07/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>Throughout the year IFAW&rsquo;s Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team brings&nbsp;on a number of interns who gain valuable experience responding with staff to reports of marine mammals in distress along Cape Cod&rsquo;s shores. This post by intern Margot Madden depicts one of those responses to help an ill grey seal, later named Mary Arnold. <strong>&ndash; BS</strong></em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/seal%E2%80%99s-capture-rehab-and-successful-release" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Animal rescue Seals MMRR ocean rehabilitation release rescue seals Mon, 06 Oct 2014 20:33:23 +0000 Brian Sharp 101628 at http://www.ifaw.org