Waste and cruelty are endemic at the commercial seal hunt

Thu, 04/19/2012
Waste and cruelty are endemic at the commercial seal hunt

 

I get asked a lot about why IFAW travels to the ice each year to document the commercial seal hunt. Many people believe the commercial hunting of seals is justifiable – even desirable - and question why we even bother. But after 11 years of bearing witness to the slaughter with my own eyes, I cannot recall a single year in which we’ve not seen terrible suffering, callous waste and needless harm.

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Waste and cruelty are endemic at the commercial seal hunt

Thu, 04/19/2012
Waste and cruelty are endemic at the commercial seal hunt

 

I get asked a lot about why IFAW travels to the ice each year to document the commercial seal hunt. Many people believe the commercial hunting of seals is justifiable – even desirable - and question why we even bother. But after 11 years of bearing witness to the slaughter with my own eyes, I cannot recall a single year in which we’ve not seen terrible suffering, callous waste and needless harm.

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Waste and cruelty are endemic at the commercial seal hunt

Thu, 04/19/2012
Waste and cruelty are endemic at the commercial seal hunt

 

I get asked a lot about why IFAW travels to the ice each year to document the commercial seal hunt. Many people believe the commercial hunting of seals is justifiable – even desirable - and question why we even bother. But after 11 years of bearing witness to the slaughter with my own eyes, I cannot recall a single year in which we’ve not seen terrible suffering, callous waste and needless harm.

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Waste and cruelty are endemic at the commercial seal hunt

Thu, 04/19/2012
Waste and cruelty are endemic at the commercial seal hunt

I get asked a lot about why IFAW travels to the ice each year to document the commercial seal hunt. Many people believe the commercial hunting of seals is justifiable – even desirable - and question why we even bother. But after 11 years of bearing witness to the slaughter with my own eyes, I cannot recall a single year in which we’ve not seen terrible suffering, callous waste and needless harm.

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Waste and cruelty are endemic at the commercial seal hunt

Thu, 04/19/2012
Waste and cruelty are endemic at the commercial seal hunt

I get asked a lot why IFAW travels to the ice each year to document the commercial seal hunt. Many people believe the commercial hunting of seals is justifiable--even desirable--and question why we even bother. But after 11 years of bearing witness to the slaughter, I cannot recall a single year in which we’ve not seen terrible suffering, callous waste and needless harm.

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National Youth Week draws to a close

Fri, 04/20/2012
IFAW Animal Action Young Campaigner Award winner Olivia Todd & her brother Jake

 

As National Youth Week draws to a close I’d like to dedicate this post to all the fabulous young people around Australia who care about animals and their world.

Children love animals. They love watching them, patting them, talking to them, feeding them, almost everything about them.

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Nominate an Animal Hero

Thu, 04/19/2012
2011 IFAW Animal Action Award winners

 

Every year I look forward to our Animal Action Awards as it's IFAW’s chance to celebrate Britain’s unsung animal heroes. Last year IFAW was thrilled to be able to recognise the achievements of 11 award winners during the awards ceremony at the House of Lords, hosted by Baroness Gale and Queen legend and animal welfare campaigner Brian May.

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Das gehört sich nicht – auch nicht für einen König!

Wed, 04/18/2012
Das gehört sich nicht – auch nicht für einen König!

„Wal-Alarm-App“ für’s iPad sorgt für Medienrummel

Wed, 04/18/2012
„Wal-Alarm-App“ für’s iPad sorgt für Medienrummel

Vor zwei Wochen enthüllten der Internationale Tierschutzfonds und seine Partner eine neue App für’s iPad und iPhone, mit der Seeleute gefährdete Nordkapern vor der US-Ostküste vor Kollisionen mit großen Schiffen bewahren können. Voller Stolz präsentierten wir die fantastische Neuheit auf unserer Pressekonferenz in Boston der Öffentlichkeit. Doch dass die „Wal-App“ eine so große Medienaufmerksamkeit erregen würde, damit hatten wir nicht gerechnet!