http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/everything/rss.xml/48971/18 en Council adopts revised EU seal products ban to meet WTO compliance http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/council-adopts-revised-eu-seal-products-ban-meet-wto-compliance <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">Thu, 10/01/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today&rsquo;s adoption by the Council of the European Union of the amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WTO). This decision follows the 8<sup>th</sup> of September vote by the European Parliament which put its weight behind this proposal.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/council-adopts-revised-eu-seal-products-ban-meet-wto-compliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals EU Trade ban WTO Thu, 01 Oct 2015 13:22:26 +0000 svandereyd 105425 at http://www.ifaw.org VICTORY! European Parliament votes in WTO-compliant seal product trade regulation changes http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/victory-european-parliament-votes-wto-compliant-seal-product-trade-regulation-changes <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/about-us/seals/staci-mclennan">Staci McLennan</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, 09/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The European Parliament voted to support revisions to the EU regulation on the trade in seal products meeting WTO rules" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/eu_seal.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 402px;" title="The European Parliament voted to support revisions to the EU regulation on the trade in seal products meeting WTO rules" />Today was a great victory for seals.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/victory-european-parliament-votes-wto-compliant-seal-product-trade-regulation-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals European Union seal product ban Marine Resource Management McLennan Staci Staci McLennan WTO Tue, 08 Sep 2015 15:59:06 +0000 Staci McLennan 105185 at http://www.ifaw.org EU Parliament takes last step to ensure WTO compliance of EU seal products ban http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/eu-parliament-takes-last-step-ensure-wto-compliance-eu-seal-products-ban <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, 09/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today&rsquo;s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WTO). IFAW is delighted that the import of seal products from commercial hunts in the EU will continue to be illegal.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/eu-parliament-takes-last-step-ensure-wto-compliance-eu-seal-products-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals EU seal products ban Trade in seal products WTO Tue, 08 Sep 2015 09:08:18 +0000 svandereyd 105180 at http://www.ifaw.org EU seal product trade ban nears WTO compliance http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/eu-seal-product-trade-ban-nears-wto-compliance <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/about-us/seals/staci-mclennan">Staci McLennan</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">Mon, 07/06/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The EU seal ban has helped save more than 2 million seals from a cruel death by the commercial seal hunt." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_06_15_euseals.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 402px;" title="The EU seal ban has helped save more than 2 million seals from a cruel death for the commercial seal hunt." />June was a good month for seals, as the EU moved a very important step closer to meeting WTO compliance for its regulation on <a href="/node/102571" target="_blank">the trade in seal products</a>.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/eu-seal-product-trade-ban-nears-wto-compliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals EU European Parliament Inuit seal hunt McLennan MRM exception Staci Staci McLennan WTO Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:55:51 +0000 Staci McLennan 104594 at http://www.ifaw.org Seal penises to enhance performance? The Canadian government is desperately seeking new markets for seal products http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/seal-penises-enhance-performance-canadian-government-desperately-seeking-new-markets-seal-produ <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, 06/12/2015</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="198" title="the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises." alt="the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/grey-seal_300px.jpg?1434114029" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as ingredients in energy drinks. The genitalia would be obtained by killing 140.000 grey seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence &ndash; 70 percent of the current population. Fishermen have repeatedly called for a grey seal cull in order to reverse the decline of commercially traded fish-species like cod &mdash;&nbsp;but scientists say that killing seals isn&rsquo;t the answer to declining fish stocks.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/seal-penises-enhance-performance-canadian-government-desperately-seeking-new-markets-seal-produ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals aphrodisiacs ban on seal products energy drinks grey seal hunt grey seals seal penises seals Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:10:58 +0000 adintino 104245 at http://www.ifaw.org Position on draft IMCO amendment to EU Seal regime http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/resource-centre/position-draft-imco-amendment-eu-seal-regime <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">Mon, 06/01/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p align="LEFT">Position on proposed amendments to draft IMCO report on Commission&#39;s proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007 / 2009 on trade in seal products</p> </div> Seals Seals Policy Briefing Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:57:14 +0000 svandereyd 104248 at http://www.ifaw.org