IFAW: DFO ignores scientific advice, authorizes kill quota of 400,000 harp seals

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Tue, 03/20/2012
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A harp seal pup on the ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. © IFAW/S. Cook
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A harp seal pup on the ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. © IFAW/S. Cook

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) says that by setting a Total Allowable Catch (TAC) 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 continued unwillingness to protect marine resources and live up to Canada’s international obligations for fisheries management. 

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TORONTO
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Michelle Cliffe, Global Communications Lead, Seals
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VIDEO: Amazing footage of impromptu team of Brazilian dolphin stranding rescuers

Tue, 03/20/2012
VIDEO: Amazing footage of impromptu team of Brazilian dolphin stranding rescuers

This footage of the dolphin stranding in Brazil is amazing. 

This is a rare event for this area, unlike here on Cape Cod, MA in the U.S. where this is a much more common occurrence. 

See video

Wild Animal Orphanage tiger rescue: On the road!

Fri, 11/12/2010
Rescued tiger

One of the three tigers being moved is checked.

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Bali, Titan and Java are now making their way to their new home at the Carolina Tiger Rescue sanctuary in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Their life-changing voyage started early yesterday morning in San Antonio when IFAW staff met with colleagues from the Wild Animal Orphanage (WAO) and the Texas Animal Resource Team (TXSART) near the big cat enclosures at 7:00 am.

Elephants, Never Forget in the United Arab Emirates

Fri, 03/09/2012
Elephants, Never Forget in the United Arab of Emirates

This post was filed by Mada Oha, our adminisrative staff person here in the Dubai. --EM

In January, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Middle East and North Africa launched the Animal Action Education programme “Elephants, Never Forget.”

Focus sur l’Australie : pour un débat sain et calme sur la chasse à la baleine

Wed, 03/07/2012
Focus sur l’Australie : pour un débat sain et calme sur la chasse à la baleine

Ci-dessous, une lettre adressée au rédacteur en chef du quotidien australien « The Age » en réponse au courrier de M. Peter Bridgewater daté du 2 mars. - ED

Cher Monsieur,

Protection des animaux : Bali en mesure de montrer l'exemple au reste du monde

Tue, 03/06/2012
Des enfants balinais après une séance de sensibilisation à la protection des ani

Le 16 février, le Jakarta Post publiait un article intitulé « Bali abaisse son niveau d'alerte à la rage : bonne ou mauvaise nouvelle ? », selon lequel l'Agence balinaise de santé publique avait réduit son niveau d'alerte à la rage à la suite de la campagne de vaccination menée sur l'ensemble de l'île.

Hundreds of rescued cats in Florida battle with disease

Fri, 03/09/2012
A rescued cat is examined by a veterinarian in Florida. © ASPCA/Mike Bizelli

A rescued cat is examined by a veterinarian in Florida. © ASPCA/Mike BizelliTough day yesterday as more cats passed away from illnesses never treated. A vast majority of the 700 cats are very ill, requiring expert medical teams larger than I have ever seen.

Spotlight Africa: As with humans, turning 50 is a big deal for elephant matriarchs

Mon, 03/19/2012
Spotlight Africa: As with humans, turning 50 is a big deal for elephant matriarc

Experienced mothers like Alison know to keep young calves shaded from the harsh sunIn the terrible 2009 drought that precipitated our collaboration with the International Fund for Animal Welfare to begin our social disruption study, the Amboseli Elephant Research Project recorded the deaths of half of the Amboseli elephant matriarchs.

Blick nach Australien: Wir brauchen eine sachliche und unaufgeregte Debatte über den Walfang

Wed, 03/07/2012
Blick nach Australien: Wir brauchen eine sachliche und unaufgeregte Debatte über

Dies ist eine bislang unveröffentlichte Gegendarstellung des am 2. März in der Zeitung The Age erschienenen Kommentars von Peter Bridgewater. – ED

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

Peter Bridgewater hat ja völlig recht damit, wenn er eine sachliche und unaufgeregte Debatte über den Walfang fordert. Nichtsdestotrotz muss eine solche Debatte, genau wie alle Debatten über Tier- und Naturschutzthemen, sich an unseren Werten orientieren.

Bali könnte in Sachen Tierschutz weltweites Vorbild sein

Tue, 03/06/2012
Balinesische Kindergartengruppe nach einer Aufklärungsstunde in Sachen Tierschut

Balinesische Kindergartengruppe nach einer Aufklärungsstunde in Sachen Tierschutz. c. 2012 IFAWAm 16. Februar erschien in der Jakarta Post der Artikel „Bali senkt Alarmstufe für Tollwut: Gute oder schlechte Nachricht?“.