All Press Releases for Seals

IFAW condemns Canadian and Norwegian WTO Challenge on EU ban of seal products
25 September 2012
Canada and Norway have formally requested panelists to be appointed for their joint challenge to the EU trade ban of commercial seal products at the World Trade Organization (WTO). This latest attempt to overthrow the EU legislation was met with frus Read more »
6 April 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) condemns the decision by the Canadian province of Newfoundland to provide €2.7 million in bailout money to a Norwegian company in order to stockpile seal pelts. The animal welfare group says that Read more »
IFAW: $3.6 million sealing industry bailout is a waste
5 April 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) condemns the Canadian government's decision to provide $3.6 million in bailout money to a Norwegian company to stockpile seal pelts. The animal welfare group says that using Newfoundland tax dollar Read more »
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20 March 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) says that by setting a Total Allowable Catch of 400,000 harp seals, Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) not only ignores the lack of market for seal products but demonstrates a cont Read more »
IFAW says sealers should not pin hopes on Conservative Government support
2 February 2012
A “Day of the Seal” was arranged by Canada’s Conservative government on Parliament Hill today, purportedly to show support for sealers, but according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the government is falling shor Read more »
Time to face reality, end the commercial seal hunt
4 January 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) wants Canada’s 2012 commercial seal hunt to be called off due to conservation concerns raised by a new scientific report showing that climate change is negatively impacting harp seal Read more »