IFAW documents unacceptable cruelty during 2011 seal hunt

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Wed, 04/13/2011
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“We have ample evidence that the three-step process to ensure humane killing is not being followed.  Neither the test for unconsciousness, nor bleeding out to ensure death, is being conducted” said Sheryl Fink, Director of IFAW’s Seal Program, “As a consequence, we filmed the horror of a live seal pup being sliced down the belly while likely still conscious, and tossed ruthlessly in the bottom of a boat.

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Cornerbrook, Canada
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IFAW - Canada’s Sealhunt: Is it worth it?

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Mon, 04/11/2011
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“It is day one of the commercial seal hunt on The Front and only 27 boats have gone out and sealers are being quoted in the news saying it’s not feasible to hunt seals.” said Sheryl Fink, Director of IFAW’s Seal Program, “If hunting seals is a market-driven industry as many people claim, then why isn’t the Canadian government listening to what the market is saying and why are millions of tax dollars being poured into it?”

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Newfoundland, Canada
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IFAW: Supporting the commercial seal hunt makes no economic sense

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Thu, 04/07/2011
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IFAW questions why promises of federal support for Canada’s commercial seal hunt continue to increase, when cuts of $84.7 million to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and $31.9 million to the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) are being proposed by the Conservatives.

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Toronto, Canada
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Arctic reindeer moves closer to endangered listing

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Tue, 04/05/2011
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Populations of Arctic reindeer are severely dwindling due to climate change, predation, over-hunting, lack of genetic diversity, inter-species competition and disease.  

“Today’s decision is a very important first step and will hopefully act as a catalyst for global action to save the Arctic reindeer from extinction,” said Jeff Flocken, DC Office Director, IFAW.   “A listing under the ESA would bring meaningful safeguards to the species and attention to the crisis they are facing.”

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Climate change clobbers Canada’s commercial seal hunt

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Wed, 03/30/2011
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IFAW is on the East Coast to document the commercial seal hunt and has found almost no ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and consequently very few seals. According to Environment Canada data, ice coverage has been below normal for the past 17 years, with 2010 and 2011 being two of the worst on record. 

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CHARLOTTETOWN, CANADA
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IFAW: Fisheries Minister sacrifices seals to win votes

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Fri, 03/25/2011
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IFAW calls the increase of 70,000 seals irresponsible and shortsighted, noting that seal pups are being threatened by some of the worst ice conditions on record and that global demand for seal products remains low.

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Toronto, Canada
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IFAW trains Congolese wildlife authorities in war against elephant poaching in Odzala-Kokoua National Park

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Thu, 03/17/2011
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Twenty five participants, including the park conservation officer and his three assistants, are being trained by two French instructors from the APB (Association for the Protection of the Biosphere) experts in anti-poaching strategy as part of an agreement between IFAW and the Ministry of Sustainable Development of Forest Economy and Environment of Congo.

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Reims
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Céline Sissler-Bienvenu, (IFAW France)
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Elephant poachers caught in Congo basin – two killed EU must step up efforts in elephant range states

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Thu, 03/17/2011
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The lucrative nature of the illegal trade in ivory means that stakes are very high for both poachers and the rangers who protect the elephants. It is difficult to know the total cost in human and elephant lives but there is no doubt that thousands of elephants die every year from poaching as well as poachers, rangers and innocent bystanders.

The Chadian brigade for the protection of environment and anti-poaching seized AK-47s, horses and 15 ivory tusks from the poachers.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel – (IFAW EU)
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Nova Scotia grey seals to be slaughtered during Canada Winter Games

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Thu, 02/17/2011
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“IFAW is stunned at the shortsightedness and arrogance of the Canadian government for allowing the slaughter of 60,000 grey seals to proceed, beginning today in Nova Scotia,” said Sheryl Fink, Director of IFAW’s Seal Program, “Allowing the brutal clubbing of roughly 80% of the pups born this year is completely irresponsible and has no basis in conservation. The few dollars that will be earned by the handful of sealers taking part in this slaughter is a pittance compared to the economic benefit offered by grey seals to this province as a tourism draw.”

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Toronto, Canada
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IFAW Partners with PetFlow.com to Help Animals in Need

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Thu, 01/13/2011
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“A $40 donation can go a long way towards assisting one of IFAW’s many efforts across the globe,” said Fred O’Regan, President and CEO, IFAW. “It could vaccinate 20 street dogs in Bali to prevent rabies, or it would provide enough formula to feed an orphan elephant in India for an entire week. This money could also provide a uniform, work boots, and backpack for a ranger protecting elephants and other wildlife. Thanks to PetFlow.com, each and every donation can help change an animal’s life.”   

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Yarmouth Port
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