Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/press/rss.xml/48971/18 en Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt to Open April 10th http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/canadian-commercial-seal-hunt-open-april <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, 04/05/2016</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="200" height="134" title="Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt to Open April 10th" alt="Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt to Open April 10th" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/EU%20SEAL%20%28Custom%29.jpg?1460014075" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Canada&rsquo;s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on April 10th. The Canadian government has not announced the 2016 quota, but it will likely remain at 400,000 harp seals, 60,000 grey seals and 8,200 hooded seals. However, the commercial seal hunt is expected to kill only a fraction of this number.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/canadian-commercial-seal-hunt-open-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt EU ban seal products Tue, 05 Apr 2016 09:21:06 +0000 svandereyd 107160 at http://www.ifaw.org 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 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 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 IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-canada%E2%80%99s-commercial-seal-hunt-cruel-unnecessary-waste <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, 04/08/2015</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="197" title="IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste " alt="IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Seal-hunt-25th027_beater_300px_0.jpg?1428515020" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>It was announced today that Canada&rsquo;s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lowest points in history. This morning, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced an additional $2 million bailout loan for the beleaguered sealing industry, making this the fourth year in a row that the industry has required a loan.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-canada%E2%80%99s-commercial-seal-hunt-cruel-unnecessary-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals Canada commercial seal hunt candian seal hunt Commercial seal hunt seal hunt seals Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:02:03 +0000 adintino 103575 at http://www.ifaw.org EU Commission releases amended EU seal products regulations http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/102858 <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, 02/06/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The EU Commission today released an amended version of the EU regulations on seal products. The EU trade regulation on seals had to be revised in response to the findings of a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) appellate body decision. IFAW (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a>) is pleased that the changes maintain the impact of the EU ban on seal products while ensuring that Inuit populations in Canada and Greenland maintain their right to sell seal products from traditional hunts.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/102858" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals ban on seal products EU Commission EU seal trade seal hunting seal trade seals culled seals Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:06:59 +0000 adintino 102858 at http://www.ifaw.org