http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/everything/rss.xml/48971/24 en Twenty years later, the seal hunt still can’t wean itself from federal support http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/103989 <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">Thu, 05/14/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Twenty years on, the seal hunt’s dependence on government support continues." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_13_15sealfunding_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 406px;" title="Twenty years on, the seal hunt’s dependence on government support continues." />In my files, I have an internal Canadian government memo.</p> <p>I pull it out and look at it often.</p> <p><strong>It recommends phasing out the Canadian Sealing Assistance Program &ldquo;within 2-3 years.&rdquo;</strong></p> <p>I wonder if it will <em>ever</em> happen.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/103989" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals Canada cruel cute seal hunt Subsidy tax dollars Wed, 13 May 2015 20:25:12 +0000 Sheryl Fink 103989 at http://www.ifaw.org Debate begins on EU seal trade regulation http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/debate-begins-eu-seal-trade-regulation <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/103914">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">Wed, 05/06/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="It appears that special interests wish to reopen debate on the entire regulation and not just the technical WTO violations." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_05_15_sealhunt.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 405px;" title="It appears that special interests wish to reopen debate on the entire regulation and not just the technical WTO violations." />Debate on changes proposed by the EU Commission to bring the EU seal trade regulation into compliance with WTO rules are currently underway in European Parliament and Council.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/debate-begins-eu-seal-trade-regulation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Wildlife trade Seals ban Canada cruel EU Hunt Parliament seals Tue, 05 May 2015 13:29:52 +0000 Staci McLennan 103916 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW position on draft AGRI opinion on EU Seal Regime http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/resource-centre/ifaw-position-draft-agri-opinion-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">Thu, 04/30/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Position paper on the draft AGRI opinion on the Commission&#39;s proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007/2009 on trade in seal products</p> </div> Seals Seals AGRI opinion EU Seal Regime Policy Briefing Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:51:10 +0000 svandereyd 103852 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW position on draft IMCO report on EU Seal Regime http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/resource-centre/ifaw-position-draft-imco-report-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">Wed, 04/29/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Position paper on the draft IMCO report on the Commission&#39;s proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007 /2009 on trade in seal products</p> </div> Seals Seals IMCO report Trade in seal products Policy Briefing Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:58:43 +0000 svandereyd 103730 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW INTA opinion on seal regulation http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/resource-centre/ifaw-inta-opinion-seal-regulation <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, 04/16/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW briefing document on the draft INTA proposal regarding the EU Commission proposal on the EU seal trade regulation.</p> </div> Seals Seals INTA Seal Ban seals Policy Briefing Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:26:51 +0000 svandereyd 103652 at http://www.ifaw.org Canada’s commercial seal hunt 2015: the slaughter begins http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/canada%E2%80%99s-commercial-seal-hunt <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">Mon, 04/13/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/P6y8XX6jMlk?list=PL93EA6660E42C8B0C" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><strong><em>Warning this video contains graphic material. </em></strong><em>IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada&rsquo;s commercial seal hunt. The same cruelty and waste happens year after year. Watch the video, see for yourself.</em></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/P6y8XX6jMlk&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/P6y8XX6jMlk&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=P6y8XX6jMlk"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-P6y8XX6jMlk_13.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/european-union/news/canada%E2%80%99s-commercial-seal-hunt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals Canada commercial seal hunt clubbing cruel wasteful Video Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:55:03 +0000 Sheryl Fink 103618 at http://www.ifaw.org