Animal Action Education programme
Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

Save seals. End the commercial seal hunt
End the commercial seal hunt

End the commercial seal hunt

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The movie chronicling IFAW's founding campaign is now available for download.
27 April 2017 Sheryl Fink
Every April, the ice floes off Canada’s east coast run red with blood as the annual slaughter of harp seal pups takes Read more »
WATCH: Canada’s commercial seal hunt: Separating myth from fact
10 April 2017 Sheryl Fink
The East Coast commercial seal hunt has started up in Canada for another year, and once again we are hearing the same myths Read more »
IFAW always focused on the commercial hunting of harp, hooded, and grey seals th
27 March 2017 Sheryl Fink
I remember going to the East Coast seal hunt for the first time in 2001. As the helicopter approached the seal nursery, I Read more »
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30 December 2016
Our video team has been fortunate enough to chronicle so many of our successes over the years. Here is a rundown of our Watch Video »
It’s time to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. No one wants products from dead seals — 35 countries have banned them. The Watch Video »
15 March 2016
It’s nearly spring in Canada. The snow is beginning to melt, the maple sap is flowing, and the ice floes on the east Watch Video »
13 April 2015
Warning this video from 2012 contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada Watch Video »
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DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and
28 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the commercial seal hunt early this year, allowing sealers to hunt while harp seal pups are still nursing. Traditionally, the annu Read more »
IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter
24 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are considering suspending the annual closure of the hunt in mid-March. This is one of the few protections in pla Read more »
Discovery Channel premieres Huntwatch – the story behind Canada’s controversial
17 August 2016
Discovery Channel acquired worldwide television rights to the feature documentary Huntwatch narrated by actor Ryan Reynolds and produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The film, which follows the 50 year history of Canada’ Read more »
Entangled seal rescued using remote sedation
2 August 2016
Last week marked the first successful seal rescue using remote sedation on the East Coast of the U.S.  Biologists and veterinarians from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and The Marine Mammal Center (the Center) employed techniqu Read more »
Ryan Reynolds narrates wildlife documentary Huntwatch premiering at DOC NYC
26 October 2015
Vancouver born actor Ryan Reynolds lent his voice to the wildlife documentary Huntwatch that follows the 50 year battle for baby seals on the ice floes of Canada. The 90 minute feature film will make its world premiere at DOC NYC on Saturday, Novembe Read more »
8 September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT Read more »
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Open letter on climate change to President-elect and Congress
6 December 2016 by rbartlett
The International Fund for Animal Welfare joins 120 organizations from across civil society, including conservationists, fait Read more »
World of Animals Issue 25
28 July 2016 by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 25 Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
16 February 2016 by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
World of Animals Issue 20
10 February 2015 by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 20 Read more »
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More than 1900 sea lions had stranded in California in the first half of 2016; m
24 June 2016 by Misty Niemeyer
For the second year in a row, record numbers of starving California sea lions have been stranding along the California Read more »
The reported seal was resting and onlookers were asked to keep their distance.
30 March 2016 by Misty Niemeyer
The following was written by Annaleise Conway, an IFAW marine mammal rescue response Intern. --MN Goodbye (we quietly say) Read more »
15 March 2016 by Sheryl Fink
It’s nearly spring in Canada. The snow is beginning to melt, the maple sap is flowing, and the ice floes on the east Read more »
A female juvenile harp seal strayed into the road in Harwich, but was collected,
10 March 2016 by Kristen Patchett
Harp seals sometimes need a break from swimming and will haul-out onto ice or dry land for some sun and rest. We don’ Read more »
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