http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/everything/rss.xml/48971/24 en Huntwatch now available for download in US, Canada http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/huntwatch-now-available-download-us-canada <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/37">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">Apr 27 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/HW_IFAW_Homepage_Pic_640_resized_w_laurels.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 237px;" title="Now available for download, HUNTWATCH chronicles the history of IFAW's founding campaign." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/huntwatch-now-available-download-us-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals Tue, 02 May 2017 15:08:59 +0000 Sheryl Fink 111250 at http://www.ifaw.org WATCH: Canada’s commercial seal hunt: Separating myth from fact http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/watch-canada%E2%80%99s-commercial-seal-hunt-separating-myth-fact <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/37">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">Apr 10 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zH7XoaJ5GEk" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>The East Coast commercial seal hunt has started up in Canada for another year, and once again we are hearing the same myths from both the sealing industry and from politicians.</p> <p>With so much misinformation out there, it is easy to get confused.</p> <p>Let&rsquo;s separate the myths from the facts.</p> <p><strong>Myth #1:</strong> Only adult seals are hunted, and seal pups are protected.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/watch-canada%E2%80%99s-commercial-seal-hunt-separating-myth-fact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Seals Seals baby beater Canada clubbing cruel hackapic Hunt ice mother seal week Video Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:25:42 +0000 Sheryl Fink 111024 at http://www.ifaw.org DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and Nursing Pups http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/dfo-opens-commercial-seal-hunt-early-removes-limited-protection-mothers-and-nursing-pups <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">Mar 28 2017</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="350" height="228" title="DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and Nursing Pups" alt="DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Seal_9546-S-T%20%28Custom%29.jpg?1490701715" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the commercial seal hunt early this year, allowing sealers to hunt while harp seal pups are still nursing. Traditionally, the annual hunt off the coast of Newfoundland is closed until mid-April to allow mothers to give birth to their pups and nurse without disruption. This annual closure is one of the few protections in place for these ice dependent species.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/dfo-opens-commercial-seal-hunt-early-removes-limited-protection-mothers-and-nursing-pups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals Commercial seal hunt harp seals Seal pups Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:54:15 +0000 svandereyd 110864 at http://www.ifaw.org Differences between Inuit, Canada’s East Coast seal hunts http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/differences-between-inuit-canada%E2%80%99s-east-coast-seal-hunts <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/37">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">Mar 27 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IFAW always focused on the commercial hunting of harp, hooded, and grey seals that takes place off of Canada’s east coast; it has never campaigned against the Inuit seal hunt." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/03_27_17_hunt.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="IFAW always focused on the commercial hunting of harp, hooded, and grey seals that takes place off of Canada’s east coast; it has never campaigned against the Inuit seal hunt." />I remember going to the East Coast seal hunt for the first time in 2001.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/differences-between-inuit-canada%E2%80%99s-east-coast-seal-hunts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals Canada clubbing cruel East Coast hackapic Hunt ice seal Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:36:46 +0000 Sheryl Fink 110978 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-strongly-opposed-sealers%E2%80%99-demands-early-start-seal-slaughter <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">Mar 24 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are considering suspending the annual closure of the hunt in mid-March. This is one of the few protections in place for harp seals.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-strongly-opposed-sealers%E2%80%99-demands-early-start-seal-slaughter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals Commercial harp seal hunt Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:16:23 +0000 svandereyd 110850 at http://www.ifaw.org Switzerland bans seal products http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/switzerland-bans-seal-products <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/37">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">Mar 9 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/03_09_17_swiss.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" />IFAW is celebrating&nbsp; another victory for seals this week,&nbsp; as <a href="https://www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/documentation/media-releases.msg-id-65877.html" target="_blank">Switzerland became the 35<sup>th</sup> country to ban seal products</a>!</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/switzerland-bans-seal-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals ban beater bloody Canada cruel seal Thu, 09 Mar 2017 22:11:51 +0000 Sheryl Fink 110725 at http://www.ifaw.org