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Sep 7 2011

Petition asks USDA, how many more animals need suffer?

Feb 6 2014
Petition asks USDA, how many more animals need suffer?

Tragically, many USDA-licensed big cat exhibitors place profits over the well-being of their animals and often abuses go on for years while the animals suffer.Today, IFAW joined the HSUS, Big Cat Rescue, and Born Free USA in

United States Government takes action over Icelandic whaling

Publication Date: 
Feb 6 2014
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ARCHIVE Photo  © IFAW
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ARCHIVE Photo © IFAW

The US Government today announced it is invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifies Iceland for undermining the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) over its continued slaughter of whales and trade in whale meat.

As one of the original petitioners, The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) commends United States Secretary of Interior, Sally Jewell, for acknowledging that Iceland’s whaling is diminishing the effectiveness of CITES.

Press Location: 
Washington, D.C.
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Cynthia Carson (IFAW DC)
Contact phone: 
202.536.1921
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Culling at the Sochi Olympics: exterminating street dogs is not the answer

Feb 6 2014
Culling at the Sochi Olympics: exterminating street dogs is not the answer

Culling dogs in Sochi—or any community, for that matter—is the wrong solution. c. IFAWIFAW is horrified that the culling of dogs in Sochi was back on the agenda in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Culling at the Sochi Olympics: exterminating street dogs is not the answer

Feb 6 2014
Culling at the Sochi Olympics: exterminating street dogs is not the answer

Culling dogs in Sochi—or any community, for that matter—is the wrong solution. c. IFAWIFAW is horrified that the culling of dogs in Sochi was back on the agenda in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Culling at the Sochi Olympics: exterminating street dogs is not the answer

Feb 6 2014
Culling at the Sochi Olympics: exterminating street dogs is not the answer

Culling dogs in Sochi—or any community, for that matter—is the wrong solution. c. IFAWIFAW is horrified that the culling of dogs in Sochi was back on the agenda in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

The Department of the Interior takes action to stop Icelandic whaling

Feb 6 2014
On shore flensing of a fin whale. c. IFAW

On shore flensing of a fin whale. c. IFAWAfter years of behind-the-scenes negotiating, the United States has finally said ‘enough is enough!’ to Iceland’s whaling industry.

First in Europe: France destroys 3 tonnes of illegal ivory

Publication Date: 
Feb 6 2014
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IFAW/E. Bouvet
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IFAW/E. Bouvet

This morning, the French government destroyed 3 tonnes of illegal ivory seized by customs over 20 years, following through with the promise made by President Holland during the Elysee Summit last December. The ivory was destroyed near the Eiffel Tower in the presence of the Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development & Energy, Mr. Philippe Martin, and Mr. Nicolas Hulot, Special Envoy of the President of the Republic for the Protection of the Planet.

Press Location: 
Reims, France
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Céline Sissler-Bienvenu (IFAW France and Francophone Africa)
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+33 (0)6 17 56 10 74
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PHOTOS : La France réduit 3 tonnes d’ivoire… en poudre

Feb 6 2014
La France réduit 3 tonnes d’ivoire… en poudre

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