IFAW Applauds Congressional Leaders As They Urge Strong Environmental Provisions in Free Trade Agreements

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Washington, DC
Today a group of Congressional representatives signed on to a letter urging strong commitment to environmental provisions in free trade agreements, specifically in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) thanks these members of Congress including Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Sander Levin (D-MI), Charlie Rangel (D-NY), Peter Stark (D-CA), John Lewis (D-GA), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Mike Thompson (D-CA), Ron Kind (D-WI), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), Joe Crowley (D-NY), Allyson Schwartz (D-PA), Linda Sánchez (D-CA), Mike Honda(D-CA) and issued the following statement:

“IFAW applauds the actions of these environmental leaders as they try to advance the tabled provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership concerning illegal wildlife trade, fisheries subsidies, marine conservation, and shark preservation.  The protection of wildlife and their habitats must be considered both domestically and internationally in trade agreements, and this is a strong step towards ensuring they are.”

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