Fate of World’s Whales Hangs in Balance, International Whaling Commission Meets Today

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Ve, 06/16/2006
Tension will be particularly high, as Japan may have amassed enough pro-whale votes within the IWC to control the simple majority, though narrowly, through what it calls its “vote consolidation” program.
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Japanese Scientific Whaling “Unlawful” Say Top Legal Experts

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These findings come just weeks before the June 16-20th, 2006 annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in St. Kitts, at which Japan is expected to campaign strongly for its whaling activities.
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IFAW team aids thousands of animals in Indonesia earthquake disaster

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Lu, 06/12/2006
IFAW’s Emergency Relief Team is working with CARE, a local animal welfare group, to provide veterinary care to livestock and other animals in the villages, south of Yogyakarta, which were flattened in the earthquake.
 
In the two weeks since the earthquake, animals treated by the team include: 3,977 cattle, 1,992 sheep, 150 pigs, 125 water buffalo, 46 dogs, 10 horses, 43 cats and thousands of chickens and ducks.
 
The team of 27 includes veterinarians, animal rehabilitators and veterinary students -- all working closely with local government veterina
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Despite Global Protests, Japan’s Whaling Fleet Sets Out Again to Hunt 260 More Whales

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Me, 05/24/2006
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In 1986, the IWC implemented a global moratorium on whale hunting. Japan continues to hunt whales arguing that the IWC permits lethal whale research. Hence, it classifies its whaling operations as “scientific” despite acknowledging that the meat and blubber from the whales it hunts are processed and sold commercially in Japan. Experts say Japan is misinterpreting the rules.

“Japan continues to snub international law and opinion by sending out its ships to kill whales,” said Dr. Joth Singh, Director of Wildlife and Habitat Protection with IFAW.

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Caribbean Environmentalists Issue Strong Statement in Run-up to Controversial Global Whaling Meeting

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Ve, 05/12/2006
The Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association (DHTA) officially released the statement on behalf of the group, which is made up of representatives from conservation organizations and the eco-tourism industry across the Caribbean.
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Conservationists “Outraged” By Massive Illegal Ivory Haul

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Me, 05/10/2006
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“While we applaud the Hong Kong, Province of China customs officers who made this discovery,” said Dr. Joth Singh, Director of Wildlife and Habitat Protection with IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org), “IFAW is outraged that massive illegal ivory hauls of this size continue to be trafficked internationally despite the ivory trade ban. It is clear that the global community just doesn’t have the capacity to enforce either the trade, or the protection of elephants.
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Yesterday, Hong Kong customs officials seized 600 ivory tusks similar to the ones pictured here, the largest ivory seizure in Hong Kong since 1989.

South Africa allows capture of wild elephants

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Lu, 04/24/2006
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The elephants have been taken to the training facility of Elephants For Africa Forever (EFAF), a centre which notoriously supplies “tamed and trained” elephants to elephant-back safari tourism operations throughout South Africa.

Permits allowing the capture were issued by Limpopo Province and, according to the main shareholder of Selati Game Reserve from where the animals were taken; the event was monitored by a senior representative of the National Council of the Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA).

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IFAW helps pass Kansas law banning tigers as pets

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Ma, 04/18/2006
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Under the new law, exhibitors will be required to have a USDA license and will be held to state regulations including $250,000 in liability insurance and a strict no-contact policy between members of the public and these dangerous, wild animals.

“This legislation is a critical step in protecting public safety in Kansas and is a tribute to the efforts of Haley Hilderbrand's family, said IFAW campaigner Josephine Martell.

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Direct contact between humans and dangerous animals is common at many big cat facilities. Fortunately, the new law will prevent public contact with big cats and other dangerous animals in Kansas.

IFAW launches U.S. whale campaign

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Ma, 04/18/2006
On Friday, April 14, 2006 Japan's whaling fleet returned from the Southern Ocean with a record 863 whales, including 853 minke whales and 10 critically endangered fin whales. This is nearly double Japan's kill in these same waters last year.
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Canadian Seal Hunt Begins Again

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Me, 04/12/2006
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has already demonstrated their inability to manage this hunt this year, with the Gulf of St. Lawrence component going almost 20 percent over the quota set by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). There is no penalty for going over the quota and DFO is not adjusting today’s hunt quota to reflect the overrun.

“This cruel and unnecessary hunt is a mismanaged mess,” said Olivier Bonnet, IFAW’s Canadian director.

“DFO is utterly incapable of effectively regulating and managing this slaughter.

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