http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/18 en Canada’s commercial seal hunt 2015: the slaughter begins http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/canada%E2%80%99s-commercial-seal-hunt <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/seals/sheryl-fink">Sheryl Fink</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 04/13/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/P6y8XX6jMlk?list=PL93EA6660E42C8B0C" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><strong><em>Warning this video from 2012 contains graphic material. </em></strong><em>IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada&rsquo;s commercial seal hunt. The same cruelty and waste happens year after year. Watch the video, see for yourself.</em></p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/P6y8XX6jMlk&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/P6y8XX6jMlk&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6y8XX6jMlk"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-P6y8XX6jMlk_12.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="460" height="292" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/canada%E2%80%99s-commercial-seal-hunt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals Canada commercial seal hunt clubbing cruel wasteful Video Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:02:41 +0000 Sheryl Fink 103605 at http://www.ifaw.org How IFAW’s founder Brian Davies came to dedicate his life to seals http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/how-ifaw%E2%80%99s-founder-brian-davies-came-dedicate-his-life-seals <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/wildlife-trade/azzedine-downes">Azzedine Downes</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 04/10/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_09_15_brian1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 400px;" />In 1969, <a href="/node/103586" target="_blank">Brian Davies</a> founded IFAW to end Canada&rsquo;s commercial seal hunt. Forty five years later, we are still working on realizing that dream, but we&rsquo;re getting closer. Brian&rsquo;s vision and determination continue to inspire our staff, supporters and animal lovers around the world. I spoke with him about the early days and asked for his thoughts on the progress that we have made.</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/how-ifaw%E2%80%99s-founder-brian-davies-came-dedicate-his-life-seals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Animal rescue Seals Canada clubbing fur hakapik seal hunt seal pup Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:53:41 +0000 Azzedine Downes 103587 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-canada%E2%80%99s-commercial-seal-hunt-cruel-unnecessary-waste <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 04/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="197" title="IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste " alt="IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Seal-hunt-25th027_beater_300px_0.jpg?1428515020" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>It was announced today that Canada&rsquo;s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lowest points in history. This morning, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced an additional $2 million bailout loan for the beleaguered sealing industry, making this the fourth year in a row that the industry has required a loan.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-canada%E2%80%99s-commercial-seal-hunt-cruel-unnecessary-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals Canada commercial seal hunt candian seal hunt Commercial seal hunt seal hunt seals Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:02:03 +0000 adintino 103575 at http://www.ifaw.org Canada’s commercial seal hunt: it is cruel, unnecessary – and shockingly wasteful http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/canada%E2%80%99s-commercial-seal-hunt-it-cruel-unnecessary-%E2%80%93-and-shockingly-wastef-0 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/seals/sheryl-fink">Sheryl Fink</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 04/03/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Q1ZTW1rFQmM" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><em><strong>Warning this video contains graphic material.</strong></em></p> <p>For now, there is peace on the ice.&nbsp;</p> <p>Harp seals are currently &ldquo;off limits&rdquo; to sealers, as the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has temporarily closed the hunt to allow the mothers to give birth and nurse their whitecoat pups.</p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-2" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-2"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/Q1ZTW1rFQmM&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-2"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Q1ZTW1rFQmM&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1ZTW1rFQmM"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-Q1ZTW1rFQmM_12.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="460" height="292" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/canada%E2%80%99s-commercial-seal-hunt-it-cruel-unnecessary-%E2%80%93-and-shockingly-wastef-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Wildlife trade Seals cruel cute fur hunting meat Video Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:20:29 +0000 Sheryl Fink 103528 at http://www.ifaw.org Team rescues wayward harp seal in danger http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/team-rescues-wayward-harp-seal-danger <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/animal-rescue/kristen-pachett">Kristen Pachett</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 03/13/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="Wayward seal in need of rescue – simply in the wrong place." class="caption" longdesc="Wayward seal in need of rescue – simply in the wrong place." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/03_13_15_mmrr.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 457px;" title="Wayward seal in need of rescue – simply in the wrong place." />Throughout the year IFAW&rsquo;s Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team brings&nbsp;on a number of interns and apprentices who gain valuable experience responding with staff to reports of marine mammals in distress along Cape Cod&rsquo;s shores.</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/team-rescues-wayward-harp-seal-danger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Animal rescue Seals baby seals lost rescue wandering Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:38:18 +0000 Kristen Pachett 103250 at http://www.ifaw.org World of Animals Issue 20 http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/world-animals-iss-2 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 02/10/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-woa-link"> <div class="field-label">World Of Animals Book Link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/sites/default/files/publications/woa/woa20/woa_us/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.ifaw.org/sites/default/files/publications/woa/woa20/woa_us/index.html</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>World of Animals Issue 20</p> </div> Seals Seals World of Animals Tue, 03 Feb 2015 20:50:15 +0000 rbartlett 102822 at http://www.ifaw.org