The Canadian Government misleading European leaders say Animal Welfare Groups

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Tue, 02/24/2009

“From Malaysia to Great Britain, from South Africa to the Philippines, advancements are being made in the field of animal welfare.  In Canada animals are still not protected from basic acts of cruelty,” said Olivier Bonnet, Country Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare, “Canada has been recognized as a leader in many fields but has not demonstrated the capacity in the foreseeable future to take animal protection and animal welfare seriously.”

"Animal cruelty section of the Criminal Code of Canada has not been substant

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IFAW Applauds China’s Largest Cyber Store for Shark Fin Trade Ban

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The announcement was made as part of a campaign IFAW and Taobao collaboratively initiated to combat online wildlife crime. In the unprecedented collaboration, IFAW and Taobao.com share information about online illegal wildlife trade and jointly raise consumer awareness about the detrimental impact wildlife trade has on species in the wild.

Asia is the main market for shark fin products. In major cities in China, shark fin soup is readily available on the menu in restaurants.

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Gorilla, missing in action: New take on iconic advert drums home serious conservation message

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Wed, 12/17/2008

The viral is being released by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to draw attention to the perils faced by many wild animals – including tigers, elephants, whales, turtles and gorillas - and to promote IFAW's work to protect these and other threatened species from extinction.

Rosa Argent, IFAW Communications Manager said: "This is a simple yet powerful take on a hugely popular advert.

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Fears for the world's whales as future of commercial whaling ban is negotiated at meeting 'held in secret' in UK

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Thu, 12/04/2008
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The International Whaling Commission (IWC), responsible for whale conservation, is holding a three-day Small Working Group meeting in Cambridge from Monday with delegates from around 24 countries expected to attend.

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IFAW congratulates the province of Newfoundland and Labrador on projected budget surplus

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Wed, 12/10/2008
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"For years, the Canadian government has been claiming that the commercial seal hunt is economically important to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. With the value of the 2008 seal hunt the lowest in recent memory, and the provincial economy at an all-time high, this clearly is no longer the case," Sheryl Fink, Senior Researcher at IFAW.

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Ocean noise poses grave threat to marine mammals IFAW urges action to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises

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Wed, 12/03/2008

A report released today by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Ocean Noise: Turn it down, showed that, in recent decades, ocean noise created by human activities has risen dramatically, posing a major threat to many marine mammals. Noise from commercial shipping, sonar, seismic exploration by the oil and gas industry, off-shore construction and recreational activities, is contributing to a progressively more disorientating environment for the world's cetaceans.

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IFAW Urges Restraint In Unconfirmed Rabies Deaths

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Tue, 12/02/2008

According to reports, four people have died after being bitten by dogs but their death is not necessarily the result from the bite or from rabies.

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Multi-agency approach to counter wildlife trade on the Internet

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Thu, 11/20/2008

The rise of the Internet is contributing to the rapid growth of illegal trade in wildlife, which is having a devastating effect on animals and ecosystems. Fast, convenient and anonymous, trading of wildlife on the Internet is posing a major challenge to wildlife conservation and law enforcement.

According to a recently published report by IFAW, Killing with Keystrokes: An Investigation of the Illegal Wildlife Trade on the World Wide Web, Internet trade in wildlife poses a significant and immediate threat to the survival of many endangered species.

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Feds sued over refusal to protect resident killer whales

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Wed, 10/08/2008

On September 10, 2008, without consulting killer whale scientists, DFO declined to issue an Order under SARA to protect the Resident Killer Whales’ critical habitat from destruction.

“This is the first lawsuit ever of its kind in Canada,” said Lara Tessaro, Staff Lawyer at Ecojustice.

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Penguin stranding mystery in Brazil prompts rescue attempt

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Thu, 08/07/2008
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‘This event appears to be a natural occurrence and has been seen 2 or 3 times in the last 20 years, resulting in the death of thousands of birds. What really took us by surprise this time is the huge increase in numbers’, said Valeria Ruoppolo of IFAW. 

The Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) breed in large colonies in southern Argentina and Chile and migrate north as far as Southwest Brazil between March and September.

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