Rescued wild tiger alive and well

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Tue, 01/18/2011
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In March 2010, the adult male tiger strayed into a house on a tea estate and attacked three people, killing two of them. The tiger, found hiding in a store room, was tranquilised and captured by IFAW-WTI vets assisting the Assam Forest Department

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Assam, India
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Nancy Barr (IFAW-HQ)
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IFAW: Share some love with Seals on I Love Nova Scotia Day

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Fri, 02/11/2011

With wildlife being such an important part of what’s wonderful about Nova Scotia, IFAW is asking Premier Dexter to celebrate the province’s wild seal populations and protect them, rather than allowing them to be inhumanely hunted for their fur.

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HALIFAX
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Michelle Cliffe (IFAW Canada)
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+1 647 986 4329
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Chinese market for seal products: IFAW uncovers 18-year history of empty promises

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Mon, 01/17/2011
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”The sealing industry last week admitted there is still a long way to go to promote seal meat in China,” said Sheryl Fink, Director of IFAW’s Seal Program, ”but Canadian politicians have been promising that China will save the dying sealing industry since at least 1993, so this seems like a bit of a pipe dream. The Chinese -- and the majority of Canadians – haven’t ever consumed seal products, it’s not part of their diet.”

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TORONTO, CA
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Michelle Cliffe (IFAW Canada)
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IFAW urges Chinese consumers to reject cruelty-tainted seal products

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Wed, 01/12/2011

IFAW asserts that while this is a political agreement between China and Canada, Chinese consumers will be the ones to decide the fate of seal products. Once Chinese consumers are made aware of the realities of Canada’s commercial seal hunt, IFAW believes that they will reject the products, thereby making the deal irrelevant.  

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Toronto, Canada
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Michelle Cliffe (IFAW Canada)
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IFAW Urges China to Say “No” to Seal Products

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Tue, 01/11/2011

Rejected by the EU, which banned seal product sales last year, Canada has returned to China on the hunt for new consumers. The Canadian Government is assuming that Chinese consumers will condone the cruel slaughter of seals. “The Chinese eat anything”, said a seal industry executive to the Globe and Mail after a similar junket last year, “And they simply don’t understand why you would put one animal over another.”

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Toronto, Canada
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Michelle Cliffe
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Japan urged to recall whaling fleet

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Thu, 12/02/2010

In defiance of global opposition and several international laws, the Japanese whaling fleet is heading for the pristine Southern Ocean Sanctuary to kill up to 935 minke whales and 50 endangered fin whales. In addition, Japan has still not formally abandoned plans to take 50 vulnerable humpback whales.

Despite the worldwide ban on commercial whaling, Japan hunts whales in Antarctica under the loophole of "scientific whaling".

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London
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Patrick Ramage
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Dismay greets court ruling that puts captive lions back in the firing line

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Wed, 12/01/2010

“This ruling puts canned hunting right back on the agenda, and further entrenches South Africa’s image of a country that puts animal welfare last while profiteering from an abhorrent form of hunting practice,” said Jason Bell-Leask, Director Southern Africa of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org).

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW Southern Africa)
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Dog and Cat Welfare in EU to be improved

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Mon, 11/29/2010

“This is the beginning of better animal welfare standards throughout the European Union,” says Kate Atema, IFAW’s Programme Director for Companion Animals.

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Brussles, Belgium
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Kate Nattrass Atema (IFAW Netherlands)
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Iceland criticised by US for whaling and urged to stop increased slaughter of endangered species

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Wed, 11/24/2010

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) welcomed the US Department of Commerce decision to publicly issue a statement criticising Iceland's commercial whaling activities.

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Washington, US
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Patrick Ramage (IFAW, Headquarters)
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Tiger summit opens with call for action from world’s children

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Mon, 11/22/2010
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In whispers, shouts, roars and emotional pleas broadcast on a large video screen, children from tiger range countries in Asia, including Russia, India, China and Indonesia, were joined by youngsters from the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East in calling on participants in the International Tiger Forum to take a stand, make a commitment and “Save the tigers!”

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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