All Press Releases for Seals

26th February 2007
This decision follows the German Parliament’s October 19 motion calling for a national ban on seal products until an EU-wide ban is passed. As there is no immediate response on the EU-level, Mr. Seehofer will move forward with the German nat Read more »
20th February 2007
As the report indicates, in nine of the past 11 years, average ice coverage has deteriorated to well below the average ice cover seen over the last 37 years. A lack of suitable ice, combined with violent storms and early ice break-up disrupts the Read more »
29th January 2007
“The Commission’s reply provides a description of the current EU legislative framework applied to this issue and an analysis of how to possibly address the Parliament’s request”, said IFAW’s political campaigner in the Read more »
25th 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 »
17th 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 »
16th 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 »