Disheartening calmness as neglected exotic animals find forever homes

Fri, 06/13/2014
Disheartening calmness as neglected exotic animals find forever homes

IFAW leads wildlife rescue in NY and finds new homes for lions, tigers, bears, wolves

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Wed, 05/28/2014
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As an animal facility near Buffalo, NY closes its doors, 11 tigers, three lions, three black bears and two wolves need to find new homes. Working with six qualified U.S. sanctuaries and local authorities, IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) found a solution.

Press Location: 
Yarmouth Port, MA
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Kerry Branon (IFAW HQ)
Contact phone: 
508-744-2068
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508-776-9872
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eBay and Gumtree endangered wildlife bans being flouted

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Wed, 05/21/2014
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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) today launched Click to Delete, a report that exposes the widespread sale of endangered animal products on Australia’s most popular online trading platforms.

“We found a whopping 266 per cent increase in the number of advertisements for endangered wildlife since we conducted comparable research in 2008.” commented Ms Isabel McCrea, IFAW Regional Director, Australia.

Press Location: 
Sydney, AU
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Press Contact: 
Rebekka Thompson-Jones (IFAW AU)
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+61 (0)2 9288 4973
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+61 (0)401 090 034
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Click to delete - ENDANGERED WILDLIFE FOR SALE IN NEW ZEALAND

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Wed, 05/21/2014
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Click to delete - ENDANGERED WILDLIFE FOR SALE IN NEW ZEALAND

Wildlife crime ranks among the most lucrative of serious and organised international crimes along with human trafficking, drug running and illegal arms and in many ways can be just as dangerous and damaging.

Various organisations and reports estimate that the trade is worth at least NZ$22 billion per year worldwide1 and the threat it poses to many of the world’s most iconic species including elephants, rhinos and big cats is now widely recognised.

Click to delete - AUSTRALIAN WEBSITES SELLING ENDANGERED WILDLIFE

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Tue, 05/20/2014
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Click to delete - AUSTRALIAN WEBSITES SELLING ENDANGERED WILDLIFE

Wildlife crime ranks among the most lucrative of serious and organised international crimes along with human trafficking, drug running and illegal arms and in many ways can be just as dangerous and damaging.

Various organisations and reports estimate that the trade is worth at least AU$22 billion per year worldwide1 and the threat it poses to many of the world’s most iconic species including elephants, rhinos and big cats is now widely recognised.

Hollywood can help us protect tigers

Sat, 03/29/2014
Hollywood can help us protect tigers

With the help of Hollywood stars and other caring citizen advocates, we hope Congress passes the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act.I saw a wild tiger once.

It was a quiet early morning in India. An ethereal mist was rising off the bank of a flood plain. 

IFAW responds to new West Virginia law prohibiting private ownership of wild animals

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Tue, 03/25/2014
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IFAW responds to new West Virginia law prohibiting private ownership of wild ani

West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has signed the Dangerous Wild Animal Act into law.  The bill (HB 4393), prohibiting private ownership of dangerous wild animals, was sponsored by Delegate Randy Swartzmiller (D-1).

The new law includes a recommendation on phasing out future ownership of big cats, bears, primates, venomous and constrictor snakes, and alligators; institutes a Dangerous Wild Animal Board to create a list of animals to include under the law, and addresses Animal Welfare Act violations by roadside zoos.

Press Location: 
Washington, D.C.
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Cynthia Carson (IFAW
Contact phone: 
(202) 536-1921
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New York bill puts distance between the public and big cats

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Wed, 03/12/2014
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New York bill puts distance between the public and big cats

New York State Assembly member, Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) has introduced  bill A.9004, initiated by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which will prohibit direct contact between members of the public and tigers, lions and other dangerous wild animals owned by licensed dealers and exhibitors throughout New York State.

Press Location: 
Washington, DC
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Cynthia Carson (IFAW US)
Contact phone: 
(202) 536-1921
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American voters support nationwide ban of big cat private ownership

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Mon, 10/07/2013
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American voters support nationwide ban of big cat private ownership

In the wake of yet another mauling at a private roadside zoo, dangerous incidents involving big cats continue to rise across the United States.  The Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act (H.R. 1998/S.1381), a Congressional bill initiated by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), would prohibit the private possession and breeding of tigers, lions and other big cats in the United States; and, according to a new poll released today by IFAW, 75 percent of voters across the country are in support of the bill.

Press Location: 
Washington, D.C.
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Cynthia Carson (IFAW US)
Contact phone: 
(202) 536-1921
Contact mobile: 
(202)-210-3094
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IFAW Gains Senate Support for the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act

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Tue, 07/30/2013
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IFAW Gains Senate Support for the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) today introduced (S.1381) the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act. Initiated by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and supported by a coalition of animal welfare groups, the bill aims at banning private possession and breeding of tigers, lions, and other captive big cats in the United States. The House version of the bill (H.R. 1998) was introduced earlier this year by U.S. Representatives Buck McKeon (R-CA) and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA).

Press Location: 
Washington, DC
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Cynthia Carson (IFAW, DC)
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(202) 536-1921
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