End Canada's commercial seal hunt

End Canada's commercial seal hunt

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A seal’s capture, rehab and successful release
7th October 2014 Brian Sharp
Throughout the year IFAW’s Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team brings on a number of interns who gain valuable Read more »
Standing-room only for marine mammals on Capitol Hill
16th July 2014 Margaret Cooney
In response to the recent extraordinary strandings of bottlenose dolphins along the East Coast and of California sea lion Read more »
5 animal welfare posts you may have missed
13th June 2014 J.C. Bouvier
Teams from all over the International Fund for Animal Welfare have been particularly busy over the last few weeks. Here are Read more »
10th June 2014 Sonja Van Tichelen
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Read more »
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10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
9th May 2014
For Mother’s Day, IFAW is sharing some video of mothers and young of the species we protect. --ED Harp seals give Watch Video »
22nd November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Watch Video »
21st November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Watch Video »
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WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22nd May 2014
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO fou Read more »
IFAW Condemns Demand to Reopen Whitecoat Hunt
25th April 2014
Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of whitecoat harp seals (nursing pups) be lifted. According to a report published April 20th in the Montréal newspaper Le Sole Read more »
IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support
14th April 2014
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
 “This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never com Read more »
Animal Welfare Not a Trade Barrier says WTO in EU Seal Case
25th November 2013
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) today released its first panel ruling on animal welfare in the trade dispute between  Canada and Norway challenging the European Union regulation forbidding the placing on the market of seal products derived fr Read more »
The EU Seal Products Ban and the Challenge at the WTO – Ruling of the WTO Panel
21st November 2013
On February 18, 2012, Canada and Norway challenged the European Union’s seal products trade restrictions at the World Trade Organization (WTO). On Monday, November 25, 2013 the WTO panel in Geneva is expected to make its ruling on the challenge Read more »
German government unanimously affirms EU regulation on seal products
14th June 2013
Last night the German Bundestag voted unanimously to stick to the existing pan-European trade regulation on commercial seal products. The vote is in response to the WTO (World Trade Organization) challenge brought by Canada and Norway. The lawsuit is Read more »
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The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
20th June 2014 by
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
8th March 2014 by
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
IFAW WTO Seal briefing
12th March 2013 by
The EU legislation being challenged by Canada and Norway is Regulation (EC) No. 1007/2009, also known as the “EU s Read more »
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs
12th March 2013 by
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs. Read more »
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17th November 2006 by
IFAW has been campaigning to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt for more than thirty years, and experts with the Read more »
16th November 2006 by
Dr. Ernst Breitling, president of the National Veterinary Association submitted the written request to top government Read more »
20th October 2006 by
Over the past five years, more than 1.25 million seals have been hunted in Canada’s annual commercial hunt – Read more »
4th October 2006 by
“Making Waves for Seals,” is this year’s theme – focusing on seals and the many threats seals face Read more »
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