http://www.ifaw.org/canada/theme/everything/rss.xml/2/24 en 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 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