http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/publications/rss.xml/124/18 en DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and Nursing Pups http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/dfo-opens-commercial-seal-hunt-early-removes-limited-protection-mothers-and-nursing-pups <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">Mar 28 2017</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="DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and Nursing Pups" alt="DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Beater_Seal_300px_8.jpg?1490704188" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the commercial seal hunt early this year, allowing sealers to hunt while harp seal pups are still nursing. Traditionally, the annual hunt off the coast of Newfoundland is closed until mid-April to allow mothers to give birth to their pups and nurse without disruption. This annual closure is one of the few protections in place for these ice dependent species.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/dfo-opens-commercial-seal-hunt-early-removes-limited-protection-mothers-and-nursing-pups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt Commercial seal hunt DFO harp seals Seal pups seals Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:37:50 +0000 adintino 110866 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-strongly-opposed-sealers%E2%80%99-demands-early-start-seal-slaughter <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">Mar 24 2017</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="197" title="IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter" alt="IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Seal-hunt-25th027_beater_300px_1.jpg?1490377740" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are considering suspending the annual closure of the hunt in mid-March. This is one of the few protections in place for harp seals.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-strongly-opposed-sealers%E2%80%99-demands-early-start-seal-slaughter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals Canada commercial seal hunt DFO harp seal seal seal hunt commercial seal hunt Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:51:44 +0000 adintino 110844 at http://www.ifaw.org Switzerland bans seal products http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/switzerland-bans-seal-products <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/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">Mar 9 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/03_09_17_swiss.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" />IFAW is celebrating&nbsp; another victory for seals this week,&nbsp; as <a href="https://www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/documentation/media-releases.msg-id-65877.html" target="_blank">Switzerland became the 35<sup>th</sup> country to ban seal products</a>!</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/switzerland-bans-seal-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals ban beater bloody Canada cruel seal Thu, 09 Mar 2017 22:11:51 +0000 Sheryl Fink 110725 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW’s Sheryl Fink responds to disturbing Facebook video showing abuse of baby seal pup http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw%E2%80%99s-sheryl-fink-responds-disturbing-facebook-video-showing-abuse-baby-seal-pup <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/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">Feb 3 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A harp seal pup rests on the ice in Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. IFAW works to protect seals from cruelty and stop the commercial seal hunt in Canada." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/02_03_17_abuse.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="A harp seal pup rests on the ice in Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw%E2%80%99s-sheryl-fink-responds-disturbing-facebook-video-showing-abuse-baby-seal-pup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals cruel cute Facebook seal social media viral Fri, 03 Feb 2017 22:11:28 +0000 Sheryl Fink 110382 at http://www.ifaw.org Canada rejects “scientific” seal slaughter in nature reserve http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/canada-rejects-%E2%80%9Cscientific%E2%80%9D-seal-slaughter-nature-reserve <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/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">Jan 26 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Canadian media reported that sealers have been openly and illegally poaching grey seals on Brion Island for at least three years without repercussion." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/01_27_17_brionhunt.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Canadian media reported that sealers have been openly and illegally poaching grey seals on Brion Island for at least three years without repercussion." />We&rsquo;re celebrating a small victory for common sense and wildlife protection, as the province of Quebec, Canada, <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada</p> </a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/canada-rejects-%E2%80%9Cscientific%E2%80%9D-seal-slaughter-nature-reserve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals beater Canada cruel hackapic pelt seal hunt slaughter Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:40:22 +0000 Sheryl Fink 110295 at http://www.ifaw.org Remembering a Green Giant http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/remembering-green-giant <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/conservation/patrick-ramage">Patrick Ramage</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">Jan 12 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/animalrescueblog/albums/72157675355936283" title="Alexey Yablokov"><img alt="Alexey Yablokov" height="343" src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/325/32135735041_9688b379a5_z.jpg" width="610" /></a></p> <script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/remembering-green-giant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Whales Seals Whales climate change environment Green party policy politics remembrance russia whales Slideshow Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:22:38 +0000 Patrick Ramage 110246 at http://www.ifaw.org