All Press Releases for Seals

15th February 2013
The first hearing on the EU’s controversial ban on seal products begins Monday in Geneva at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The three members of the WTO’s dispute settlement panel established for this case will hear arguments from Can Read more »
MEPs including C Stilher, G. Wilmott, A McCarthy on the day the Europe
5th November 2012
Russia has officially requested Third Party status at the ongoing WTO case against the EU ban on seal products. This development was welcomed today by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org ). "Europeans and Russians are Read more »
IFAW: Grey seal cull not supported by science
23rd October 2012
The Canadian Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans today released a report recommending a mass cull of 70,000 grey seals in the Gulf of St Lawrence, a recommendation the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) calls an unethical and risky gam Read more »
IFAW condemns Canadian and Norwegian WTO Challenge on EU ban of seal products
25th September 2012
Canada and Norway have formally requested panelists to be appointed for their joint challenge to the EU trade ban of commercial seal products at the World Trade Organization (WTO). This latest attempt to overthrow the EU legislation was met with frus Read more »
IFAW: $3.6 million sealing industry bailout is a waste
5th April 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) condemns the Canadian government's decision to provide $3.6 million in bailout money to a Norwegian company to stockpile seal pelts. The animal welfare group says that using Newfoundland tax dollar Read more »
© IFAW/S. Cook
20th March 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) says that by setting a Total Allowable Catch of 400,000 harp seals, Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) not only ignores the lack of market for seal products but demonstrates a cont Read more »