All Press Releases for Seals

25 January 2007
Over the past few years, IFAW’s EU Office - together with the Belgian NGO GAIA - has been calling for a national ban in Belgium.“We would like to thank the Belgian Government, especially the three ministers involved in the initiative, Read more »
17 November 2006
IFAW has been campaigning to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt for more than thirty years, and experts with the organization are very pleased with the council’s decision. “This decision sends a very strong message to European gov Read more »
16 November 2006
Dr. Ernst Breitling, president of the National Veterinary Association submitted the written request to top government officials including Prime Minister Angela Merkel. “Veterinarians, as the best protectors of animals, are outraged by the grues Read more »
20 October 2006
Over the past five years, more than 1.25 million seals have been hunted in Canada’s annual commercial hunt – making it the largest marine mammal hunt in the world. Recently, in opposition to the hunt, the European community has taken s Read more »
4 October 2006
“Making Waves for Seals,” is this year’s theme – focusing on seals and the many threats seals face like: pollution, habitat loss, climate change, entanglement in fishing nets, commercial hunting and extinction. IFAW distribu Read more »
15 September 2006
“If the Canadian government wants to end the cruelty of the seal hunt, then Prime Minister Harper should end it once and for all,” said Olivier Bonnet, Director of IFAW’s Canada office. “If they think there is no problem wit Read more »