http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/18 en IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-commercial-seal-hunt-opens-continues-require-government-support <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 04/14/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="199" title="IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support" alt="IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Beater_Seal_300px_3.jpg?1397571163" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
</p> <p>&ldquo;This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never come back to previous levels. When will governments in Ottawa and St. John&rsquo;s start to think about the future, and help sealers transition out of this failed industry?&rdquo; says Sheryl Fink, Wildlife Campaigns Director of IFAW Canada.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-commercial-seal-hunt-opens-continues-require-government-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals Canada Canada commercial seal hunt seal hunt seals Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:21:27 +0000 adintino 99924 at http://www.ifaw.org Canadian grandstanding largely ignored during WTO EU seal ban appeal http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/canadian-grandstanding-largely-ignored-during-wto-eu-seal-ban-appeal <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/seals/sheryl-fink">Sheryl Fink</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 03/18/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The major victory for animal welfare — that animal welfare is recognized as a legitimate public morals concern — is unlikely to change as a result of this appeal. c. IFAW" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/hunt060-web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 397px;" title="The major victory for animal welfare — that animal welfare is recognized as a legitimate public morals concern — is unlikely to change as a result of this appeal. c. IFAW" />Discussions began today before the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/canadian-grandstanding-largely-ignored-during-wto-eu-seal-ban-appeal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals ban Canada cruelty DFO EU fisheries Minister seal trade WTO Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:30:44 +0000 Sheryl Fink 99618 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/ifaw-briefing-bill-c <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 03/08/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Bill C &ndash; 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals, except under the authority of a seal fishery observation license.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/ifaw-briefing-bill-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals Other Sat, 08 Mar 2014 02:03:27 +0000 rbartlett 99529 at http://www.ifaw.org 100 years after sealing disaster, Canadian government still gambling with safety http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/100-years-after-sealing-disaster-canadian-government-still-gambling-safety <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/seals/sheryl-fink">Sheryl Fink</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 03/05/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The government excuse for not taking action on the TSB recommendation — that fewer boats taking part in the seal hunt means there is a reduced risk — is ridiculous. The risk is no less great to those at sea. c. IFAW" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/S-H-574_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 406px;" title="The government excuse for not taking action on the TSB recommendation — that fewer boats taking part in the seal hunt means there is a reduced risk — is ridiculous. The risk is no less great to those at sea. c. IFAW" /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/100-years-after-sealing-disaster-canadian-government-still-gambling-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals Canada DFO regulations safety seals Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:16:40 +0000 Sheryl Fink 99505 at http://www.ifaw.org WTO appeal announced as Canadian seal hunt set to begin http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wto-appeal-announced-canadian-seal-hunt-set-begin <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/seals/sheryl-fink">Sheryl Fink</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 02/11/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="(c) Gareth Lind." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/cartoon_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 678px;" title="(c) Gareth Lind." />It&rsquo;s official: Canada, and&nbsp;Norway&nbsp;have now all <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/01/24/eu-seal-products-ban-ottawa-canada_n_4660524.html">formally appealed</a> the ruling by the World Trade Organization that <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/wto-releases-ruling-eu-seal-products-ban">backs a European Union ban on the import and sale of seal products</a>.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wto-appeal-announced-canadian-seal-hunt-set-begin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals appeal cruelty EU Europe Harper minister. Canada seals Shea WTO Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:39:45 +0000 Sheryl Fink 99250 at http://www.ifaw.org World Trade Organisation seal ban ruling breaks positive ground for animal welfare http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/world-trade-organisation-seal-ban-ruling-breaks-positive-ground-animal-welfare <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/wildlife-trade/azzedine-downes">Azzedine Downes</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 11/25/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The IFAW EU team at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on the day of the historic vote approving the EU seal regulation." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/eu_team_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 405px;" title="The IFAW EU team at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on the day of the historic vote approving the EU seal regulation." />Today, we are celebrating the World Trade Organisation (WTO) panel finding that the EU seal trade regulation, which prevents commercially hunted seal products from being sold in the EU, is WTO compliant. </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/world-trade-organisation-seal-ban-ruling-breaks-positive-ground-animal-welfare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals ban Canada challenge cruelty import legal legislation Organisation organization precedent regulation sealing seals trade WTO Fri, 22 Nov 2013 21:05:29 +0000 Azzedine Downes 98366 at http://www.ifaw.org