http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/37 en Ringling Bros. Circus commits to end elephant shows–are big cats next? http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ringling-bros-circus-commits-end-elephant-shows%E2%80%93are-big-cats-next <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, 03/05/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Ringling Bros. to phase out elephants by 2018 <a href="http://t.co/PG2I3MkEth">http://t.co/PG2I3MkEth</a> <a href="http://t.co/ElltS53Kpp">pic.twitter.com/ElltS53Kpp</a></p> <p> &mdash; PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) <a href="https://twitter.com/NewsHour/status/573588419504422912">March 5, 2015</a></p></blockquote> <p>Today Feld Entertainment announced that it plans to eliminate Asian elephants from Ringling Brothers and Barnum &amp; Bailey traveling circus shows by 2018.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ringling-bros-circus-commits-end-elephant-shows%E2%80%93are-big-cats-next" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants big cats circus circuses elephants entertainment feld ringling Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:22:25 +0000 Carson Barylak 103146 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW denounces wildlife crime on World Wildlife Day http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-denounces-wildlife-crime-world-wildlife-day <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, 03/03/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">www.ifaw.org</a>) urges the global community to respect, celebrate and most importantly to take action to protect animals from wildlife crime and illegal wildlife trade on the second annual <a href="http://www.wildlifeday.org/">World Wildlife Day</a> started by United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-denounces-wildlife-crime-world-wildlife-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Rhinos Tigers Whales world wildlife day Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:13:29 +0000 slajoie 103096 at http://www.ifaw.org WATCH: Captured tigress goes back to the wild http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/watch-captured-tigress-goes-back-wild <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/elephants/subhamoy-bhattacharjee">Subhamoy Bhattacharjee</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, 02/17/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="458" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0xtL8NHfEjs" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><em>Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar</em>.</p> <p>The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a tigress that was trapped in the fringe villages of Kaziranga National Park on 7<sup>th</sup> February 2015. <strong>Last weekend, she was released in the wilderness near a forest camp in the central range of the park.</strong></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 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resolution in support of laws banning “possession, sale, breeding, import, or transfer of dangerous wild animals." class="caption" longdesc="The American Bar Association recently adopted a resolution in support of laws banning “possession, sale, breeding, import, or transfer of dangerous wild animals." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/02_13_15_bar_assoc.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 389px;" title="The American Bar Association recently adopted a resolution in support of laws banning “possession, sale, breeding, import, or trans</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/american-bar-association-supports-exotic-animal-bans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Big Cats aba big cats legislation protection safety Fri, 13 Feb 2015 18:29:01 +0000 Carson Barylak 102941 at http://www.ifaw.org Resist the temptation: there is no need whatsoever to play with big cat cubs http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/resist-temptation-there-no-need-whatsoever-play-big-cat-cu-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/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">Wed, 02/04/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="It is true that education can be the foundation for conserving endangered species, but only when the message accurately conveys reality. Photo: Erin Keane, Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting" class="caption" longdesc="It is true that education can be the foundation for conserving endangered species, but only when the message accurately conveys reality.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/resist-temptation-there-no-need-whatsoever-play-big-cat-cu-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Political advocacy Big Cats big cats cubs cute playtime young Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:26:08 +0000 Kelly Donithan 102844 at http://www.ifaw.org Supporters speak out to save the king of the jungle http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/supporters-speak-out-save-king-jungle <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">Thu, 01/29/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IFAW activists mobilized 21,441 supporters to submit comments backing listing the African lion as a Threatened species throughout the whole of its range." class="caption" longdesc="IFAW activists mobilized 21,441 supporters to submit comments backing listing the African lion as a Threatened species throughout the whole of its range." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/01_29_15_lions.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 406px;" title="IFAW activists mobilized 21,441 supporters to submit comments backing listing the African lion as a Threatened species throughout the whole of its rang</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/supporters-speak-out-save-king-jungle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Big Cats lions listing policy protection signatures threatened Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:56:15 +0000 Jeffrey Flocken 102786 at http://www.ifaw.org