EFSA report to European Commission finds Canada's commercial seal hunt inhumane

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Mit, 12/19/2007
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“The Canadian government’s claim that 98% of the seals are killed humanely in the commercial seal hunt is exposed in the report as being scientifically incorrect.  This report reveals the truth about Canada’s commercial seal hunt, and destroys one of the greatest myths constantly propagated by the Canadian government”, said Sheryl Fink, Senior Researcher with IFAW.
 
In its examination of Canada’s commercial seal hunt, the EFSA scientists found that:

  • there is strong evidence that, in practice, effective killing does not
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    Japan bows to pressure on humpback whales – but continues largest hunt since whaling ban

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    Fre, 12/21/2007
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    "This is happy news for 50 humpback whales but Japan’s whaling continues to expand,” said Patrick Ramage, IFAW Global Whale Program Manager.  “Withdrawing wild threats to kill humpbacks isn't enough, Japan needs to stop whaling and join the emerging global consensus for whale conservation.”
     
    The Government of Japan is currently undertaking the largest whale hunt since a global moratorium on commercial whaling was imposed by the International Whaling Commission in 1986.  Over the next three months Japan plans to kill 935 min
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    Austrian Chancellor signals support for a national ban on seal products

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    Mit, 11/28/2007
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    This past April, the Austrian Parliament unanimously voted on a motion in favor of a trade ban. If the ban passes in early 2008, this decision could make Austria the fourth nation in the European Union to implement a ban on seal products, following Belgium, The Netherlands and Slovenia. As with other national bans, this initiative will eliminate the Austrian market from the commercial seal trade, putting further pressure on the Canadian government to end the commercial seal hunt.
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    Jubilation as the Taiping 4 arrive home in Cameroon

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    Sam, 12/01/2007
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    Earlier, Douala International Airport erupted with dancing gorilla impersonators, folk singers, and a cavalacade of government dignitaries including the Minister of Wildlife and Forestry and media who arrived to greet the returning primates as they were offloaded from their Kenya Airways flight nicknamed “Freedom” for the occasion.
     
    “The gorillas are back, and Cameroon is celebrating.
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    International Legal Experts Urge Action to End Japanese Whaling

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    Mit, 11/14/2007
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    Today’s report, dubbed the London Report on Illegal Whaling, comes as the Government of Japan prepares to launch its whaling fleet into international waters later this week.  Its dramatic findings add to a growing body of legal opinion sharply critical of Japan’s expanding whaling operations.
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    UN report says we are living beyond our planet’s means

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    Mon, 10/29/2007
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    According to the report, the world is now being confronted with a persistent and combined environmental, development and energy crisis that acknowledges the importance of extinction rates and biodiversity on humanity’s very prospects for survival.  Current documented rates of extinction are roughly 100 times higher than rates indicated in fossil records, and the UNEP report suggests that extinction rates may increase up to 10,000 times the base rate over the coming decades.
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    Ivory trade galore: Elephants not yet seeing the benefits of trade suspension

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    Mon, 10/22/2007
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    On October 11th, 93.9 kg (207 lbs) of elephant ivory was confiscated in Zambia. Again, on October 18th, 22 tusks were seized in Zimbabwe. On October 12th, a man in British Columbia was prosecuted for illegally importing 30,000 pieces of African elephant ivory.
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    Federal Government protracts trade ban for seal products

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    Don, 10/18/2007
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    Federal Minister Seehofer declared in March 2007 publicly that he wanted to implement a national trade ban speedily as a legislative procedure on an EU-level could take years. In a letter to IFAW in September 2007 though, Mr. Seehofer declared that the Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel now wants to wait for a European Commission’s expertise on the subject.

    The EU Environmental Commissioner Dimas had himself recommended national bans to the EU member states.

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    Solomon Islands export dolphins to Dubai

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    Mit, 10/17/2007
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    “This export should not have taken place.  It undermines the good reputation that the Solomon Islands Government has built up since taking the decision to ban the export of live dolphins in 2005.  We implore the Government to reinstate that ban immediately for the sake of the Solomon Island’s precious marine wildlife and their standing on the international stage,” Mick McIntyre, Director of IFAW Asia Pacific, said.
     
    Recent research by IFAW has shown that the diversity of both whale and dolphin species in waters of the Solomon Islands
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    Latin American Organizations Gather in Chile to Strenghten Whale Protection

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    Die, 10/16/2007
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    More than twenty representatives of fifteen non government organizations (NGOs) from ten Latin American countries are meeting in Santiago de Chile from October 15th to the 18th in order to coordinate strategies with a view toward the 60th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), which will be held in the capital of our country in June of 2008.
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