Latest figures on prosecutions under the Hunting Act, released this week, reveal they are at their highest level yet, with convictions almost doubled in 2009 compared to 2008. This brings the total number of successful convictions under the Hunting A Read more »
“We are pleased that the court has made the right decision and lifted the suspension. This ban is about the right of Europeans to say ‘No’ to products that stem from cruel and unnecessary hunts. IFAW will continue to work to defend Read more »
Freddie the Fox, along with Harriet Hare, Stan Stag and IFAW staff will be in the town centre from 12pm to 3pm to remind members of the public that the Hunting Act is under threat and that MPs need to vote to keep the ban and ensure no return to crue Read more »
IFAW’s annual Animal Action Awards ceremony was hosted at the House of Lords by Baroness Gale.
This year’s winners include Queen legend Brian May who is honoured for his Save Me campaign to protect foxes, deer, hare and mink from the cru Read more »
Now in its 18th year, Animal Action Week runs until Sunday 10 October 2010.
This year’s theme, Born to be Wild, highlights the alarming plight of tigers, which are on the brink of extinction in the wild. Habitat loss and poaching have reduced Read more »
Paws for Kids, based in Bolton, helps women, children and their animals escape abusive relationships by offering a safe haven for pets while families are rehomed. In families where there is domestic violence, pets are often threatened, injured or kil Read more »
“This program will save hundreds of thousands of lives—both dogs and humans,” said Kate Atema, IFAW Director of Companion Animals Programs.
IFAW is supporting the initiative which is being led by the World Society for the Protection Read more »
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In the news
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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