The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) has condemned an apparent decision to resume the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales in Iceland.
Kristjan Loftsson, the lone Icelandic whaler responsible for slaughtering 28 Read more »
Poachers, aided by game rangers, have killed every single rhino in the Mozambique section of one of Southern Africa’s most vaunted transfrontier parks.
Media today report 15 rhino in Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park were killed last mon Read more »
The European General Court today upheld the EU trade regulation on seal products. In a strongly-worded and crystal clear decision the court dismissed any concerns that either the EU seal trade regulation, or its implementation, lacked a legal basis. Read more »
The trampling to death of an elephant handler in South Africa this week has again thrown into sharp focus the dangers of the elephant-back safari industry.
On Monday an experienced handler at the Elephant Sanctuary, near Hartebeespoort Dam, North Wes Read more »
Canada’s commercial seal hunt opens off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador today, despite a lack of demand for seal products and restrictions on seal products in 34 countries. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) qu Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) has sent desperately needed emergency funds to Cyprus to help feed animals facing starvation because of the current financial crisis.
Donations to Cypriot shelters have completely Read more »
A healthy, female calf has been born in Manas National Park, to a rhinoceros hand-raised by IFAW-WTI as an orphan and moved to the park as part of a species reintroduction.
“This is the first calf born in the wild in India from a rhino that had Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) is urging Japan to abandon its dying whaling industry as the fleet returns to port with its lowest Antarctic catch since ‘scientific whaling’ began in 1987.
In December last ye Read more »
This past Friday, the Detroit Tigers organization posted photos on its Facebook page of its star players handling a tiger cub at a spring training camp.
Tracy Coppola, Campaigns Officer, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org), iss 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.
Patrick Ramage, Global Whale Program Director on takepart.com: “The independent panel is publically saying there’s no scientific justification for continuing to kill whales,”- read more.
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