Animal Welfare Not a Trade Barrier says WTO in EU Seal Case

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Nov 25 2013
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Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) released its panel ruling on Canada and Norway’s challenge of the European Union’s ban on seal products. The WTO panel has found the EU seal trade regulation, which prevents commercially hunted seal products from being sold in the EU, to be WTO compliant. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), who spent years advocating for the EU seal trade regulation, is pleased with the ruling.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel
Michelle Cliffe
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WTO verkiest dierenwelzijn boven handel in historisch besluit

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Nov 25 2013
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De World Trade Organisation (WTO) steunt wetgeving van de Europese Unie om het o
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De World Trade Organisation (WTO) steunt wetgeving van de Europese Unie om het o

De Wereld Handelsorganisatie (WTO) heeft haar steun uitgesproken voor wetgeving van de Europese Unie om de handel in zeehondenproducten, die op een commerciële manier gevangen zijn, te verbieden. Het Europese besluit van 2009 is in overeenstemming met de regels van de WTO, zo laat de organisatie vandaag weten. Het International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) heeft zich jarenlang ingezet voor wetgeving op dit gebied en is dan ook verheugd met de uitspraak.

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Rob Schaap (IFAW NL)
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Ivory Crush: oproep aan regeringen om ook hun voorraad ivoor te vernietigen

Nov 15 2013
Ivory Crush: oproep aan regeringen om ook hun voorraad ivoor te vernietigen

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Scottish university criticised for supporting Iceland’s cruel whaling programme

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Nov 25 2013
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Scottish university criticised for supporting Iceland’s cruel whaling programme

The University of Aberdeen is being urged to publicly sever links with Iceland’s whaling programme after its researchers analysed data from whales harpooned in Iceland under the guise of ‘scientific whaling’.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), campaigns for an end to all commercial and so-called scientific whaling because of its inherent cruelty and has met with university representatives to urge them to end the institution’s relationship with Iceland’s whaling industry.

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London, UK
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Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
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020 7587 6708
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IFAW’s Noodhulpteam helpt honderden dieren die het slachtoffer werden van tyfoon Haiyan

Nov 22 2013
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SLIDESHOW: Hundreds of Typhoon-stricken residents in the Philippines get care for their animals

Nov 22 2013
SLIDESHOW: Hundreds of Typhoon-stricken residents in the Philippines get care fo

SLIDESHOW: Hundreds of Typhoon-stricken residents in the Philippines get care for their animals

Nov 22 2013
SLIDESHOW: Hundreds of Typhoon-stricken residents in the Philippines get care fo

SLIDESHOW: Hundreds of Typhoon-stricken residents in the Philippines get care for their animals

Nov 22 2013
SLIDESHOW: Hundreds of Typhoon-stricken residents in the Philippines get care fo

SLIDESHOW: Hundreds of Typhoon-stricken residents in the Philippines get care for their animals

Nov 22 2013
SLIDESHOW: Hundreds of Typhoon-stricken residents in the Philippines get care fo

SLIDESHOW: Hundreds of Typhoon-stricken residents in the Philippines get care for their animals

Nov 22 2013
SLIDESHOW: Hundreds of Typhoon-stricken residents in the Philippines get care fo