EU fordert: Für Freihandelsabkommen muss Japan Walfang beenden

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Thu, 10/25/2012
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Japans Walfang töte seit 1987 über 13.000 Wale.

Das europäische Parlament verabschiedete heute eine Resolution zu einem möglichen Freihandelsabkommen zwischen Japan und der EU. Die Resolution setzt voraus, dass Japan seinen sogenannten „wissenschaftlichen“ Walfang beendet.

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Brüssel, Belgien
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EU Parliament calls on Japan to stop whaling or risk harpooning trade talks

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Thu, 10/25/2012
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EU Parliament calls on Japan to stop whaling or risk harpooning trade talks

The European Parliament today called for an end to Japanese so-called ‘scientific whaling’ as part of a resolution on EU-Japan trade talks. The adopted text notes the serious divergences between the EU and Japan on issues related to the management of fisheries and whaling, notably Japan’s whaling under the guise of science. 
This news was welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org).

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EU Parliament calls on Japan to stop whaling or risk harpooning trade talks

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Thu, 10/25/2012
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(Brussels, Belgium - October 25th 2012) – The European Parliament today called for an end to Japanese so-called ‘scientific whaling’ as part of a resolution on EU-Japan trade talks. The adopted text notes the serious divergences between the EU and Japan on issues related to the management of fisheries and whaling, notably Japan’s whaling under the guise of science. 

This news was welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org).

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Brussels, Belgium
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Rare rhinos spotted in the wild for the first time in 26 years

Thu, 09/20/2012
Rare rhinos spotted in the wild for the first time in 26 years

If you are following the news these days, you likely know that rhinos are in crisis. 

Experts agree that the rampant illegal killing of black and white rhinos in Africa for their horns is at a point where the global community must band together to fight the poaching of this species, or else risk losing this incredible group of animals during our lifetime. 

Senate recommendations on a grey seal cull: the good, the bad, the outrageous

Wed, 10/24/2012
Senate recommendations on a grey seal cull: the good, the bad, the outrageous

A grey seal resting on shore.The Canadian Senate, our Senate, has just released its report on the “management” of grey seal populations on Canada’s East Coast and recommends spending millions in taxpayer dollars on an “experiment” that is so incredibly flawed that, whatever the result, it wi

MEPs, Oscars and animal welfare champions

Wed, 10/24/2012
: IFAW Campaigner Barbara Slee presents the first ever MEP Award for Animal Welf

IFAW Campaigner Barbara Slee presents the first ever MEP Award for Animal Welfare to Danish MEP Dan Jorgenson.Here in Brussels, the capital of Europe, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and a lot of other organizations spend a lot of time telling politicians what they are doing wrong.

La science ne permet pas de justifier un abattage massif de phoques gris

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Wed, 10/24/2012
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La science ne permet pas de justifier un abattage massif de phoques gris

Le Comité sénatorial permanent des pêches et des océans du Canada a publié aujourd’hui un rapport dans lequel il recommande de procéder à un abattage massif de 70 000 phoques gris dans le golfe du Saint-Laurent. Le Fonds international pour la protection des animaux (IFAW) affirme qu’un tel abattage est injustifié d’un point de vue scientifique, qu’il serait contraire à l’éthique, et très risqué.

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TORONTO
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Spotlight South Africa: teaching kids about animal welfare through story

Wed, 10/24/2012
Kids look on as the Jungle Theatre Co. performs “A Dogs Life”.

Kids look on as the Jungle Theatre Co. performs “A Dogs Life”.In Northern Sotho, the word Bosasa means “the future” and in this instance, it also happens to be the name of a small community located in close proximity to the Mdzananda Animal Clinic, a companion animal project of the International Fund for Animal Welfare in South Africa.

香港截获大规模走私象牙,大象屠杀再掀高潮

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Mon, 10/22/2012
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        上周六,香港查获非法走私象牙3.81吨,是香港近年来最大宗象牙走私案,也是近两年以来,中国所截获数量最大的一批象牙。同时,这也表明过去的24个月是近年来对大象杀戮最为严重的时期。

        香港官方昨日表示,此次共截获近4吨象牙,分别装在标有废塑料和红腰豆的货柜中,由坦桑尼亚和肯尼亚偷运至港。

        国际爱护动物基金会(International Fund for Animal Welfare,简称IFAW,www.ifaw.org.cn)大象保护项目主任Jason Bell说:“从最近的这宗查缴案件中,我们不难看出过去的24个月对大象的杀戮是最为猖獗和严重的。”

        相较于2011年和2012年单次查缴非法象牙数量最多的案件,此次缴获的象牙数量比其分别还要多出1.5吨。1

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南非开普敦
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Singing the praises of our UK animal heroes at the House of Lords

Tue, 10/23/2012
Animal Action Week winners with Queen guitarist Brian May, IFAW UK Director Robb

Animal Action Week winner, Haatchi and his owner Owen, with Queen guitarist Brian May, IFAW UK Director Robbie Marsland and other VIPs.There is always a certain amount of stress and pressure as the International Fund for Animal Welfare UK office finalises preparations for our annual Animal Action Awards ceremony at the House of L