Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/press/rss.xml/48971/18 en 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 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 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">Apr 5 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">Oct 1 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">Sep 8 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">Jun 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