Japanese Scientific Whaling “Unlawful” Say Top Legal Experts

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Thu, 06/01/2006
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These findings come just weeks before the June 16-20th, 2006 annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in St. Kitts, at which Japan is expected to campaign strongly for its whaling activities.
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Caribbean Environmentalists Issue Strong Statement in Run-up to Controversial Global Whaling Meeting

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Fri, 05/12/2006
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The Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association (DHTA) officially released the statement on behalf of the group, which is made up of representatives from conservation organizations and the eco-tourism industry across the Caribbean.
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Despite Global Protests, Japan’s Whaling Fleet Sets Out Again to Hunt 260 More Whales

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Wed, 05/24/2006
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In 1986, the IWC implemented a global moratorium on whale hunting. Japan continues to hunt whales arguing that the IWC permits lethal whale research. Hence, it classifies its whaling operations as “scientific” despite acknowledging that the meat and blubber from the whales it hunts are processed and sold commercially in Japan. Experts say Japan is misinterpreting the rules.

“Japan continues to snub international law and opinion by sending out its ships to kill whales,” said Dr. Joth Singh, Director of Wildlife and Habitat Protection with IFAW.

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Conservationists “Outraged” By Massive Illegal Ivory Haul

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Wed, 05/10/2006
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“While we applaud the Hong Kong, Province of China customs officers who made this discovery,” said Dr. Joth Singh, Director of Wildlife and Habitat Protection with IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org), “IFAW is outraged that massive illegal ivory hauls of this size continue to be trafficked internationally despite the ivory trade ban. It is clear that the global community just doesn’t have the capacity to enforce either the trade, or the protection of elephants.
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Yesterday, Hong Kong customs officials seized 600 ivory tusks similar to the ones pictured here, the largest ivory seizure in Hong Kong since 1989.

South Africa allows capture of wild elephants

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Mon, 04/24/2006
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The elephants have been taken to the training facility of Elephants For Africa Forever (EFAF), a centre which notoriously supplies “tamed and trained” elephants to elephant-back safari tourism operations throughout South Africa.

Permits allowing the capture were issued by Limpopo Province and, according to the main shareholder of Selati Game Reserve from where the animals were taken; the event was monitored by a senior representative of the National Council of the Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA).

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Last week, South Africa allowed the capture of six wild elephants for safari tourism.

IFAW launches U.S. whale campaign

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Tue, 04/18/2006
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On Friday, April 14, 2006 Japan's whaling fleet returned from the Southern Ocean with a record 863 whales, including 853 minke whales and 10 critically endangered fin whales. This is nearly double Japan's kill in these same waters last year.
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IFAW is urging the Bush Administration to take action against Japanese whaling.

Canadian Seal Hunt Begins Again

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Wed, 04/12/2006
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The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has already demonstrated their inability to manage this hunt this year, with the Gulf of St. Lawrence component going almost 20 percent over the quota set by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). There is no penalty for going over the quota and DFO is not adjusting today’s hunt quota to reflect the overrun.

“This cruel and unnecessary hunt is a mismanaged mess,” said Olivier Bonnet, IFAW’s Canadian director.

“DFO is utterly incapable of effectively regulating and managing this slaughter.

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IFAW helps pass Kansas law banning tigers as pets

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Tue, 04/18/2006
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Under the new law, exhibitors will be required to have a USDA license and will be held to state regulations including $250,000 in liability insurance and a strict no-contact policy between members of the public and these dangerous, wild animals.

“This legislation is a critical step in protecting public safety in Kansas and is a tribute to the efforts of Haley Hilderbrand's family, said IFAW campaigner Josephine Martell.

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Direct contact between humans and dangerous animals is common at many big cat facilities. Fortunately, the new law will prevent public contact with big cats and other dangerous animals in Kansas.

U.S. Endangered Species Act protects Tibetan antelope

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Tue, 03/28/2006
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Tibetan antelope, also called chiru, inhabit the high plateaus of western China. A century ago, more than one million Tibetan antelope roamed China and India. Today, the population has dropped below 75,000 due to the demand for its fur, which is used to make expensive shawls.
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For the last eight years, IFAW has advocated for stronger protection for Tibetan antelope.

Canadian Hunt for Seal Pups Draws International Criticism

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Fri, 03/24/2006
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Canada has allowed nearly a million seals to be killed over the past three years, the largest hunt of marine mammals in the world. This year’s government quota is 325,000 seals, one of the highest since the hunt began.

Canada’s seal hunt occurs annually, in the spring, when hundreds of thousands of seal pups are killed during several days of intense hunting.

The hunt draws international criticism due to its brutality and waste. Seals are hunted primarily for their pelts, which are used in the fashion industry.

This is a hunt for seal pups.

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The international community is appalled by the cruelty of Canada’s baby seal hunt.