IFAW: Majority of Canadians do not want tax dollars to support the seal hunt

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Thu, 04/28/2011
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Canadians continue to say “Not with my taxes” when it comes to government support for the seal hunt, with over two-thirds (68%) of Canadians opposed to the federal government using tax dollars to promote the commercial seal hunt.

Among the findings of the nation-wide poll:

68% of Canadians oppose the use of their tax dollars to promote the commercial seal hunt.

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TORONTO
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Michelle Cliffe (IFAW CA)
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IFAW convenes nuclear radiation expertsfor landmark animal rescue summit in Japan

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Fri, 04/22/2011
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Currently, there is limited information available for decontamination and/or treatment of animals affected by radiation, nor is there any standards established for determining when an animal has been exposed to an unsafe level of radiation. Little is known about the survivability of wildlife and pets – or the viability of farm animals – exposed to radiation.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Abby Berman (Rosen Group)
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Bloody massacre kills 30 elephants in four days in Chad

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Fri, 04/15/2011
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The elephants were killed between last Saturday and Tuesday this week.

The killings bring to at least 150 the number of elephants killed for their ivory in the Logone Oriental region in the extreme south of the central African country in the past 12 months. It is estimated that Chad’s elephant population has decreased by about 40 per cent from 4,000 individuals in 2006 to around 2,500 in the most recent census in 2010, most commonly poached for their ivory.

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Reims, France
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Céline Sissler-Bienvenu (IFAW France)
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Oil platform must be halted to save critically endangered whale

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Fri, 04/01/2011
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The coalition, which includes WWF, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Pacific Environment and Sakhalin Environment Watch, will submit a Statement of Concern to the Russian Inter-departmental Working Group on the Conservation of Western Gray Whales, a group of oil industry representatives and Russian government officials meeting Friday to

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IFAW mobilizes animal rescue teams to Japan following earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear threat

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Fri, 03/25/2011
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“The humanitarian needs remain overwhelming but given the important role that companion animals play in the Japanese family and the important role that livestock plays in the Japanese economy, it’s important that we address the issues immediately,” said IFAW’s Disaster Manager Dr. Dick Green. “IFAW has reached out to local rescue groups, veterinary associations, and governmental agencies and is determining the best way to assist in the relief process.”

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Yarmouth Port, Mass
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Abby Berman (Rosen Group)
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Conservationists celebrate as baby elephant passes the 100 day mark

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Fri, 03/25/2011
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The calf was born in December to a herd protected in the Pu’er region of Yunnan Province, China, by IFAW’s Asian Elephant Conservation Project (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org). Yunnan Province is in the south-west of China, bordering Burma and Vietnam.

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Pu’er, Yunnan, China
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Collared Tsavo Elephants to Help Reduce Conflict and Secure Migratory Corridors

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Mon, 03/14/2011
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The elephants will be collared by research scientists from KWS and the International Fund for Animal welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org). IFAW has provided the collars, fuel for aircraft and an on-site technical team.

The elephants will be collared by research scientists from KWS and the International Fund for Animal welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org). IFAW has provided the collars, fuel for aircraft and an on-site technical team.

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Tsavo, Kenya
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Elizabeth Wamba (IFAW Kenya)
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Russia Bans Winter Den Hunt for Bears, Countless Cubs Saved

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Wed, 03/16/2011
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Since 1995, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), has campaigned to end the winter den hunt and to rescue, rehabilitate and release orphan bear cubs back into the wild. To date, IFAW has successfully released more than 150 cubs from its rehabilitation center in Bubonitsy, Tver region.

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Moscow, Russia
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Abby Berman (Rosen Group)
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Iceland whale slaughter condemned by 11 countries

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Wed, 03/09/2011
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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), called on the Icelandic government to heed the international criticism and support responsible whale watching as a humane and profitable alternative to the cruelty of whaling.

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349 neglected dogs find shelter after massive seizure case in Ohio

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Sat, 02/26/2011
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Three rescue trailers operated by the ASPCA and Sumter DART were used to move the dogs on Tuesday to a temporary shelter set up in Franklin County, Ohio. Nearly 100 responders were on the scene the day of the removal, including staff and volunteers from the Clark County Humane Society, ASPCA, IFAW, representatives from Clark County Combined Health District, and dog wardens from four counties. A large team of veterinarians remains on-site to care for the sick and injured animals.

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