http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/18 en Norway considers stop to commercial seal hunt subsidies – move would effectively ending commercial seal hunting in Europe http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/norway-considers-stop-commercial-seal-hunt-subsidies-%E2%80%93-move-would-effectively-ending-commercial <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, 10/28/2014</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="199" title="Norway considers stop to commercial seal hunt subsidies – move would effectively ending commercial seal hunting in Europe" alt="Norway considers stop to commercial seal hunt subsidies – move would effectively" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Beater_Seal_300px_5.jpg?1415290473" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Norwegian government has announced it will consider a move to stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt citing the need to manage &ldquo;economic priorities.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;This is brilliant news thatcould save tens of thousands of seals a cruel death. This could also represent a tremendous success for the EU ban on commercial seal products. By closing our markets to cruelty Europeans can be proud of ending cruelty elsewhere,&rdquo; said Sonja Van Tichelen, IFAW EU Regional Director.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/norway-considers-stop-commercial-seal-hunt-subsidies-%E2%80%93-move-would-effectively-ending-commercial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals ban on commercial seal products Commercial seal hunt seal hunt seals Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:19:05 +0000 adintino 101905 at http://www.ifaw.org Animal heroes from around the UK to receive awards http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/animal-heroes-around-uk-receive-awar-0 <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, 10/21/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Animal heroes will tomorrow (Tuesday) receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">www.ifaw.org</a>).</p> <p>IFAW&rsquo;s annual Animal Action Awards ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baroness Gale and presented by naturalist and broadcaster Bill Oddie.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/animal-heroes-around-uk-receive-awar-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Seals Whales Animal rescue Wildlife trade Education Dogs & Cats Seals Whales aae animal action awards Animal Action Education Animal Heros companion animals dogs illegal wildlife trade otters rescue dog seals whales Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:12:10 +0000 adintino 101751 at http://www.ifaw.org A seal’s capture, rehab and successful release http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/seal%E2%80%99s-capture-rehab-and-successful-release <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/brian-sharp">Brian Sharp</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">Tue, 10/07/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>Throughout the year IFAW&rsquo;s Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team brings&nbsp;on a number of interns who gain valuable experience responding with staff to reports of marine mammals in distress along Cape Cod&rsquo;s shores. This post by intern Margot Madden depicts one of those responses to help an ill grey seal, later named Mary Arnold. <strong>&ndash; BS</strong></em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/seal%E2%80%99s-capture-rehab-and-successful-release" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Animal rescue Seals MMRR ocean rehabilitation release rescue seals Mon, 06 Oct 2014 20:33:23 +0000 Brian Sharp 101628 at http://www.ifaw.org Standing-room only for marine mammals on Capitol Hill http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/standing-room-only-marine-mammals-capitol-hill <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/whales/margaret-cooney">Margaret Cooney</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">Wed, 07/16/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IFAW Campaigns Officer, Margaret Cooney, with Congressmen Keating and Huffman." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Cooney-and-2-Congresspersons-at-briefing_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 377px;" title="IFAW Campaigns Officer, Margaret Cooney, with Congressmen Keating and Huffman." />In response to the recent extraordinary strandings of bottlenose dolphins along the East Coast and of California sea lion pups along the West Coast, combined with the proposed decrease in federal funding for US marine mammal stranding response efforts, the International Fund for</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/standing-room-only-marine-mammals-capitol-hill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Whales Political advocacy Dolphins Seals Whales bottlenose dolphins California Capitol Hill Congressman Huffman of California Congressman Keating of Massachusetts East Coast Jeff Boehm John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program katie moore Marine Mammal Protection Act MMPA National Marine Mammal Stranding Network National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NGOs NOAA Prescott Grant sea lion pups Susan Barco The Marine Mammal Center TMMC Unusual Mortality Events US marine mammal stranding response Virginia Aquarium Marine Science Center West Coast Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:39:09 +0000 Margaret Cooney 100868 at http://www.ifaw.org The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/commercial-seal-hunt-canada-frequently-asked-questions <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">Fri, 06/20/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW&#39;s collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada.</p> </div> Seals Seals Canada commerical seal hunt seals Commercial Seal Slaughter Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:00:55 +0000 rbartlett 100602 at http://www.ifaw.org 5 animal welfare posts you may have missed http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/5-animal-welfare-posts-you-may-have-miss-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/staff/jc-bouvier">J.C. Bouvier</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, 06/13/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Teams from all over the International Fund for Animal Welfare have been particularly busy over the last few weeks. Here are only five highlights from their rather amazing collective efforts.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="710" scrolling="no" src="//instagram.com/p/oTd83axe_U/embed/" width="612"></iframe></p> <p><strong>1. <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wto-affirms-eu-ban-seal-products" target="_blank">WTO affirms EU ban on seal products</a></strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/5-animal-welfare-posts-you-may-have-miss-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Whales Animal rescue Tigers Bears Big Cats Dogs & Cats Polar Bears Seals Tigers Whales amur Canada climate change EU Japan JNK Call of the Wild Sanctuary New York polar bear russia seal products Tiger WCS whale whale watching whale watching association White House WTO Image Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:21:06 +0000 J.C. Bouvier 100533 at http://www.ifaw.org