“This ruling puts canned hunting right back on the agenda, and further entrenches South Africa’s image of a country that puts animal welfare last while profiteering from an abhorrent form of hunting practice,” said Jason Bell-Leask, Read more »
The rescued chicks were taken to the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) where they will be hand-reared for a period of approximately six weeks before returning back to their colony.
Two hundred and thirty six Read more »
“This is the beginning of better animal welfare standards throughout the European Union,” says Kate Atema, IFAW’s Programme Director for Companion Animals.
The Council of Agriculture and Fisheries will ask the Commission to study d Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) welcomed the US Department of Commerce decision to publicly issue a statement criticising Iceland's commercial whaling activities.
US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke's statement said: "Th Read more »
In whispers, shouts, roars and emotional pleas broadcast on a large video screen, children from tiger range countries in Asia, including Russia, India, China and Indonesia, were joined by youngsters from the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle Ea Read more »
The birds – called gyrfalcons – were discovered in two cartons being loaded with luggage into the hold of a plane bound for the Middle East. They were swaddled in cloth, hooded, and packed four to a box. The woman who checked the cartons Read more »
The summit, which is hosted by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, has brought together heads of state and ministers from 13 tiger range countries. This crucial event for the future survival of wild tigers also marks the first time that the attent Read more »
The killings highlight the dire threats to this critically-endangered species as leaders of 13 tiger range countries prepare to convene in St. Petersburg, Russia from 21 to 24 November to agree on a new global plan to save tigers from extinction. Wil Read more »
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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety – read more.
Philip Mansbridge, UK director in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.” – read more.
Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com: “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.
Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.
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