IFAW President challenges Premier Williams to a televised debate on Canadian seal hunt

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Dear Premier Williams,

Thank you for your reply to my letter of March 7th, which sought to correct various inaccurate comments you made regarding the International Fund for Animal Welfare during your appearance on Larry King Live on CNN March 3rd. I welcome your willingness to engage in dialogue on the important issue of Canada’s commercial seal hunt and I share your concern about the many inaccuracies currently in the public domain.

Additional distortions. Unfortunately, the many inaccurate statements you repeat in your letter only add to this problem.

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Today IFAW President Fred O'Regan challenged Premier Williams to a televised debate on the Canadian seal hunt.

Canadian seal hunt goes ahead despite calls for caution

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Wed, 03/15/2006
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The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Minister Loyola Hearn released a one-year Total Allowable Catch (TAC) that allows 325,000 seals to be killed this year.
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Today DFO announced that 325,000 harp seals, like the one pictured here, will be killed this year during Canada's seal hunt.

Deadly Elephant Safari Tourism Under Fire

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Fri, 03/10/2006
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The man’s death – the second of an elephant handler/trainer in South Africa in less than eight months – reportedly occurred when the elephant attacked him while he was trying to herd it back to a main group of animals.

IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) and its partner organisation, the Ethical Conservation Network (ECN), have accused the elephant safari tourism industry of exploiting elephants for profit at the expense of human safety and animal welfare concerns.
 
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IFAW demands apology from Canadian politician

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Wed, 03/08/2006
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Dear Premier Williams,
 
Important issues surrounding Canada’s annual commercial seal hunt merit your urgent attention. They also deserve a commitment to honesty and respect for the facts that were not in evidence during your appearance on Larry King Live, Friday evening, March 3, 2006.
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IFAW staunchly opposes Canada's commercial seal hunt - the largest slaughter of marine mammals in the world.

IFAW brings Whale Trail to Cape and Islands

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Tue, 03/07/2006
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“We hope these inspiring works of art will help encourage an appreciation of whales, which are some of nature's greatest masterpieces,” said Patrick Ramage, IFAW’s Director of Communications.

The whales will be unveiled on May 22 at The Four Points Sheraton in Hyannis and displayed publicly through September. The final Whale Trail event will be an auction held on September 23. Proceeds from auctioned whales will be split between non-profits and artists.

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IFAW offers cold weather tips for your pets

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Tue, 02/28/2006
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· Keep all pets indoors during the cold weather as much as possible. Animals can get frostbite if they are left outside for long periods of time especially after sunset.
 
· Continue to walk dogs outdoors, but provide a sweater or coat for shorthaired and small dogs and bring your dog inside immediately if they start to shiver.

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IFAW supports training for wildlife officials in Kenya

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Mon, 03/06/2006
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Mr. Dzoro lauded the initiative, saying it would help to curb illegal trafficking of ivory, rhino horn and other live animals such as reptiles within the region. He said, “Wildlife crime had been worsened by the current drought which has exacerbated the bushmeat trade and killed many wild animals whose trophies now lie in the wrong hands.”&nbsp;

In his message, Interpol Secretary General Ronald K.

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IFAW Rescues Elephant Calf From Poachers

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Thu, 02/23/2006
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IFAW rescuers who responded to an oil spill in Estonia found the female swan with its feet and body frozen in ice. The swan had been oiled and was near death.
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Shiver was one of 13 mute swans set free after the oil spill. IFAW rescuers found the female swan near death with its feet and body frozen in ice.

DFO puts harp seals in jeopardy, study finds

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Thu, 02/16/2006
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Scientists with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Russell Leaper and Justin Matthews, conducted the study, entitled An Investigation of the effects of uncertainty on Canadian harp seal management. The authors assessed the federal government’s methods for determining population size and trends for Northwest Atlantic harp seals, as well as their approach for setting hunting quotas.

“The risk to the seal population is alarmingly high.

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Italy temporarily bans imports of Canadian seal products

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Mon, 02/13/2006
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Today’s announcement from Rome assured that no import licences would be granted for seal products in the coming months. In addition to the temporary ban, a legislative proposal to permanently prohibit all commerce in seal skins and seal derived products also was introduced into the Italian parliament. That proposal is supported by the government coalition and is designed to complement the existing import ban on cat and dog fur.

Italy’s fur industry makes it one of the most important markets for seal pelts in Europe.

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Italy temporarily banned the importation of Canadian seal products like the ones pictured here. Italy's fur industry is one of the most important markets for seal pelts in Europe.