http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/37 en VIDEO: rescued tigers swim for the first time http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/video-rescued-tigers-swim-first-time <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/kelly-donithan">Kelly Donithan</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">Thu, 04/23/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wxu1L4SAwZM" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>So often, it is the simple things that make us the happiest. For me, it&rsquo;s quite easily watching an animal - wild or domestic - thoroughly, and without inhibition, enjoying themselves.</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/wxu1L4SAwZM&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/wxu1L4SAwZM&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=wxu1L4SAwZM"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-wxu1L4SAwZM.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/video-rescued-tigers-swim-first-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Tigers Big Cats Tigers happy playing stalking swimming swimming pool tigers water Video Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:05:43 +0000 Kelly Donithan 103672 at http://www.ifaw.org Wildlife and cybercrime on the agenda at the United Nations Crime Congress http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wildlife-and-cybercrime-agenda-united-nations-crime-congress <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/tania-mccrea-steele">Tania McCrea-Steele</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, 04/21/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="We are seeking to ensure there is more effective legislation, greater enforcement efforts and strong website policies in place to shut down illegal online trade. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_21_15_cybercrime.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 305px;" title="We are seeking to ensure there is more effective legislation, greater enforcement efforts and strong website policies in place to shut down illegal online trade.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wildlife-and-cybercrime-agenda-united-nations-crime-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos animal parts cybercrime ETSY Interpol Ivory wildlife trade Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:16:06 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 103705 at http://www.ifaw.org ACTION: Renewed push for USDA direct big cat cub handling ban http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/action-renewed-push-usda-direct-big-cat-cub-handling-ban <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/carson-barylak">Carson Barylak</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">Thu, 04/09/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Cub handling exhibits exploit lion and tiger cubs." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_08_15_cat1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 458px;" title="Cub handling exhibits exploit lion and tiger cubs." />Last week, IFAW and our partner organizations <strong><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/sites/default/files/default/coalition-letter-re-draft-policy-on-public-contact(3.31.15).pdf" target="_blank">increased the pressure</a> on USDA to establish a ban on direct contact between the public and big cats. </strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/action-renewed-push-usda-direct-big-cat-cub-handling-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Big Cats baby cute handling lion cubs tiger cubs USDA Wed, 08 Apr 2015 20:25:32 +0000 Carson Barylak 103578 at http://www.ifaw.org Vipers, eagles and leopards on the streets: How to train your enforcement unit http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/vipers-eagles-and-leopards-streets-how-train-your-enforcement-unit <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/node/2739">James Kinney</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><img alt="Sonam Wnagdi is checking the seized phones for further contacts and checking Call Data Records." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/03_31_15_bhutan.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="Sonam Wnagdi is checking the seized phones for further contacts and checking Call Data Records." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/vipers-eagles-and-leopards-streets-how-train-your-enforcement-unit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Big Cats exercise leopard skins prevention of wildlife trade training Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:29:36 +0000 James Kinney 103480 at http://www.ifaw.org Who cares for Mexico’s retired circus animals? http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/who-cares-mexico%E2%80%99s-retired-circus-animals <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/kelly-donithan">Kelly Donithan</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">Thu, 03/26/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Groups like IFAW are being pleaded to rescue the thousands of animals that will be displaced from Mexican circuses." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/03_25_15_circus_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 457px;" title="Groups like IFAW are being pleaded to rescue the thousands of animals that will be displaced from Mexican circuses." />Undeniably, good news has been streaming in recently regarding the use of wild animals in circus performances such as the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/103146" target="_blank">historic announcement by Ringling Brot</a></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/who-cares-mexico%E2%80%99s-retired-circus-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Tigers Big Cats Elephants ban big top circus elephants Mexico tigers wild animals Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:09:44 +0000 Kelly Donithan 103388 at http://www.ifaw.org US needs to follow Australia’s lead on banning African lion trophy imports http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/us-needs-follow-australia%E2%80%99s-lead-banning-african-lion-trophy-imports <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/jeffrey-flocken">Jeffrey Flocken</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, 03/18/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Recently, Australia’s Environment Minister announced a ban on the import of all African lion parts, spurred in part by the especially inhumane practice of “canned” hunting." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/03_18_15_trophyhunt.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 431px;" title="Recently, Australia’s Environment Minister announced a ban on the import of all African lion parts, spurred in part by the especially inhumane practice of “canned” hunting." />Recently, <a href="/node/103224" target="_blank">Australia&rsquo;s Environment Minister announced a ban on the impor</a></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/us-needs-follow-australia%E2%80%99s-lead-banning-african-lion-trophy-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Big Cats big cats canned hunting guns hunting lions trophy Wed, 18 Mar 2015 19:15:06 +0000 Jeffrey Flocken 103314 at http://www.ifaw.org