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Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

People around the world continue to say “no” to seal products, but the Canadian government stubbornly continues trying to sell these cruel products. They are fighting the EU ban at the WTO and trying to overturn the ban in Russia. The bans must be defended!

Tell Canada that the seal hunt must end and that you will defend your right to say “no” to cruelty.

A quick note to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will help protect seals. We have prepared a template email for you to send. If you prefer, you can personalize this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.

Tiger - take action

We need a nationwide law to stop big cats kept in private hands from endangering communities.

There are at least 10,000 big cats in private ownership. The animals are often kept in squalid conditions and dangerously close to residential areas.

IFAW is working with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to pass the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act (S.1381).

Please urge your U.S. senators to co-sponsor the bill today.

We've prepared a template e-mail for you to send. We encourage you to personalize this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.

We commend the efforts that have gone into providing safe shelter for dogs from the streets of Sochi. The tireless work and commitment to building and maintaining shelters have saved numerous dogs from inhumane treatment.

Sheltering is a positive first step, but a longer-term plan is needed to ensure the future welfare of these dogs. IFAW’s extensive experience in dog and cat population management has shown that comprehensive plans tailored to specific communities are the most effective way to promote animal welfare. By developing and implementing long term solutions, Sochi will create a humane community for animals and people.

Take action now by urging your Russian ambassador to change the fate of Sochi’s street dogs by accepting IFAW’s offer to help develop humane, positive solutions. IFAW has expertise in emergency sheltering, best practice, and long-term solutions which is essential in changing the fate of Sochi’s street dogs. Sochi does not have to struggle with this challenge alone - IFAW is ready and willing to help.

We have prepared a template email for you to send. If you prefer, you can personalize this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.

African elephant

In Africa, elephants are being slaughtered at unprecedented levels to feed the insatiable global demand for ivory. Americans are among the largest consumers of this cruel luxury, but by pledging not to buy ivory jewelry, trinkets or any other ivory product, we can serve as an example to the world and help protect elephants for the generations yet to come.

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We need a nationwide law to stop big cats kept in private hands from endangering communities.

There are at least 10,000 big cats in private ownership. The animals are often kept in squalid conditions and dangerously close to residential areas.

IFAW is working with U.S. Reps. Howard ‘Buck’ McKeon (R-CA) and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) to pass the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act.

Please urge your U.S. Representative to co-sponsor the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act today.

A quick note to your U.S. representative will help protect both people and big cats. We’ve prepared a template e-mail for you to send. We encourage you to personalize this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.

Take action to protect black rhinos

The Dallas Safari Club auctioned off a hunting permit for a Namibian black rhino. The winner of that auction needs to obtain an import permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to bring the rhino they kill back to the U.S.

Urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to deny the application for the import permit. With fewer than 5,000 left in the wild, black rhinos need your help.

Please use the form on the right to write a personal note to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, care of Jeff Flocken, IFAW's Regional Director for North America.

A quick note to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will help protect rhinos. We have prepared a template email for you to send. If you prefer, you can personalize this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.

The United States government can make a huge difference for elephants, rhinos and other trafficked species if it takes strong and urgent action. Ask your members of Congress to support new and enhanced efforts to help stop these animals from being killed, crack down on the criminal networks that traffic in them, and crush the demand for illegal wildlife products, including ivory.

A quick note to your members of Congress will help protect elephants and other animals. We have prepared a template email for you to send. If you prefer, you can personalize this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.

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