Ukraine update: Armed gunmen rough up shelter staff, shoot a dog

Fri, 03/27/2015
Shot dog recovering

Shot dog recovering

For many months, danger and chaos have been a part of daily life at the Gorlovka animal shelter in Eastern Ukraine.  And then one day, things got even worse.

Armed gunmen invaded the shelter and stole any supplies they wanted.  They beat all of the shelter workers and fired their weapons at the animals. 

Ukraine update: Armed gunmen rough up shelter staff, shoot a dog

Fri, 03/27/2015
Shot dog recovering

Shot dog recovering

For many months, danger and chaos have been a part of daily life at the Gorlovka animal shelter in Eastern Ukraine.  And then one day, things got even worse.

Armed gunmen invaded the shelter and stole any supplies they wanted.  They beat all of the shelter workers and fired their weapons at the animals. 

Ukraine update: Armed gunmen rough up shelter staff, shoot a dog

Fri, 03/27/2015
Shot dog recovering

Shot dog recovering

For many months, danger and chaos have been a part of daily life at the Gorlovka animal shelter in Eastern Ukraine.  And then one day, things got even worse.

Armed gunmen invaded the shelter and stole any supplies they wanted.  They beat all of the shelter workers and fired their weapons at the animals. 

Ukraine update: Armed gunmen rough up shelter staff, shoot a dog

Fri, 03/27/2015
Shot dog recovering

Shot dog recovering

For many months, danger and chaos have been a part of daily life at the Gorlovka animal shelter in Eastern Ukraine.  And then one day, things got even worse.

Armed gunmen invaded the shelter and stole any supplies they wanted.  They beat all of the shelter workers and fired their weapons at the animals. 

SLIDESHOW: Sieben kleine Bärenjungen im russischen Bärenrettungszentrum

Thu, 03/12/2015
Sieben kleine Bärenjungen im russischen Bärenrettungszentrum

 

 

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17 Critically endangered stranded turtles are released in Florida

Fri, 03/27/2015
This was a record year with over 1,200 sea turtles stranding on Cape Cod beaches

This was a record year with over 1,200 sea turtles stranding on Cape Cod beaches.

Katelyn Olsson, IFAW's Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Americorps team member filed this post about her efforts in this recent turtle rescue and release. -- KP

DFO covers up value of products from the 2014 commercial seal hunt

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Fri, 03/27/2015
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In an unprecedented move, Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is refusing to release the quantity and landed value of products from the 2014 commercial seal hunt in what IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) believes to be a cover up.

Press Location: 
Toronto, ON
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Michelle Cliffe (IFAW CA)
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1 647 986 4329
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WhaleFest: een bijzonder festival voor bijzondere dieren

Wed, 03/25/2015
De auteur op WhaleFest.

De auteur op WhaleFest.

Ooit de adem van een walvis geroken?

Ik wel, en het rook heel sterk naar vis! Tijdens mijn walvisexcursie voelde ik me een echte detective. Ik rook al dat hij in de buurt was voordat ik hem zag, en volgde zijn stinkende spoor …

Op die bewuste boottocht hebben we uiteindelijk geen walvis gezien, maar ik was in de zevende hemel – ik had een walvis geróken.

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Ukraine update: Armed gunmen rough up shelter staff, shoot a dog

Fri, 03/27/2015
Hündin Aisya hat die Notoperation gut überstanden.

Shot dog recovering

For many months, danger and chaos have been a part of daily life at the Gorlovka animal shelter in Eastern Ukraine.  And then one day, things got even worse.

Armed gunmen invaded the shelter and stole any supplies they wanted.  They beat all of the shelter workers and fired their weapons at the animals. 

IFAW STATEMENT ON: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia black rhino trophies

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Thu, 03/26/2015
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Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its decision to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia, citing “clear conservation benefits”. The permits in question were given to two wealthy American sport hunters who paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for the opportunity to kill a critically endangered black rhino, of which only 5,000 remain in the world.

Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Cynthia Carson (IFAW US)
Contact phone: 
202-536-1921
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