Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 2,000 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan

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maart 20, 2014
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© IFAW_Einar Magnús Magnússon
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Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 2,000 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) raised the issue in Iceland after learning from a reliable source earlier this week that Loftsson’s stockpile of fin whale meat was being loaded onto the Alma cargo vessel in Hafnarfjordur Harbour near Reykjavík, bound for Japan.

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Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
Sigursteinn Masson (Iceland)
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+44 (0)7917 507717

Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 2,000 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan

Publication Date: 
maart 20, 2014
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Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 2,000 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) raised the issue in Iceland after learning from a reliable source earlier this week that Loftsson’s stockpile of fin whale meat was being loaded onto the Alma cargo vessel in Hafnarfjordur Harbour near Reykjavík, bound for Japan.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Clare Sterling, IFAW UK
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Freddie the Fox and friends to watch as pack of hounds ‘chase’ a stag around Parliament Square

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maart 19, 2014
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Freddie the Fox and friends to watch as pack of hounds ‘chase’ a stag around Par
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Freddie the Fox and friends to watch as pack of hounds ‘chase’ a stag around Par

IFAW’s costumed fox will look on as two eye-catching ad vans chase each other around Westminster tomorrow (Thursday 20 March) to warn the public that the Hunting Act is under threat and the Government is seeking to allow a return to hunting ‘by the back door’.

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Amanda Gent (IFAW UK)
Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
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+44 (0)20 7587 6725
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+44 (0)7860 755876
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Focus sur l’Inde : une nouvelle famille de gibbons sauvée

maart 14, 2014
Focus sur l’Inde : une nouvelle famille de gibbons sauvée

La famille vient d’être transférée dans le sanctuaire de la faune sauvage de Mehao.À Roing, l’équipe de sauvetage d’IFAW-WTI est parvenue à capturer une famille de gibbons Houlock de l’Est.

Canadees vertoon genegeerd tijdens zitting WHO

maart 18, 2014
Een grote overwinning voor dierenwelzijn

Een grote overwinning voor dierenwelzijn

Vandaag begonnen de discussies bij de Wereldhandelsorganisatie in Genève, Zwitserland. In Canada was het groot nieuws dat Milieuminister Leona Aglukkaq de Canadese delegatie leidt.

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Canadian grandstanding largely ignored during WTO EU seal ban appeal

maart 18, 2014
The major victory for animal welfare — that animal welfare is recognized as a le

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. IFAWDiscussions began today before the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

Mambo, le chien miraculé de l’éruption, est en voie de guérison

maart 12, 2014
Mambo est en voie de guérison. ©IFAW-COP

Mambo est en voie de guérison. ©IFAW-COPJe suis ravie de pouvoir annoncer que Mambo sera bientôt complètement guéri !