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The major victory for animal welfare — that animal welfare is recognized as a le
18th March 2014 Sheryl Fink
Discussions began today before the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. In Canada, much has been made of the Read more »
100 years after sealing disaster, Canadian government still gambling with safety
5th March 2014 Sheryl Fink
This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914, when 251 Canadian sealers died Read more »
11th February 2014 Sheryl Fink
It’s official: Canada, and Norway have now all formally appealed the ruling by the World Trade Organization Read more »
World Trade Organisation seal ban ruling breaks positive ground for animal welfa
25th November 2013 Azzedine Downes
Today, we are celebrating the World Trade Organisation (WTO) panel finding that the EU seal trade regulation, which prevents Read more »
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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 »
20th November 2013
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and Watch Video »
21st October 2013
In this brief and heart warming video, an International Fund for Animal Welfare Marine Mammal Rescue & Research team Watch Video »
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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 »
Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt Opens Despite No Quota, No Demand
9th April 2013
Canada’s commercial seal hunt opens off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador today, despite a lack of demand for seal products and restrictions on seal products in 34 countries. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) qu Read more »
15th February 2013
The first hearing on the EU’s controversial ban on seal products begins Monday in Geneva at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The three members of the WTO’s dispute settlement panel established for this case will hear arguments from Can Read more »
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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 »
Amicus Brief: European Communities — Measures Prohibiting the Importation and Ma
12th March 2013 by
The preliminary submissions in this brief are aimed at correcting the misleading and incomplete manner in which Canada has ch Read more »
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On the frozen ice of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, a sealer moves in to kill a beate
15th May 2013 by Sheryl Fink
The discussion on the European Union’s import ban on seal products continued last week as the second panel Read more »
European Union stands strong in defending their seal trade ban
25th April 2013 by Barbara Slee
We got great news today that the European Union’s General Court in Luxembourg upheld the EU seal trade ban. There was Read more »
The EU population does care strongly about the welfare of seals and would regard
24th April 2013 by Barbara Slee
The second round of hearings at the World Trade Organization (WTO) get underway next week in Geneva. The European Commission Read more »
An ice seal. Photo:NOAA
16th April 2013 by Jeffrey Flocken
Recently, the Alaska Oil and Gas Association announced a plan to sue the US government over the recent decision to list two Read more »
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