http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/37 en Blue Jays should rethink locker room use of tiger cub as Instagram prop http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/blue-jays-should-rethink-locker-room-use-tiger-cub-instagram-prop <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">Tue, 09/16/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Toronto Blue Jays are heroes to countless kids (and quite a few adults) across Canada. But there is nothing heroic about players posting photos to social media showing them <a href="http://sports.nationalpost.com/2014/09/10/toronto-blue-jays-add-baby-lion-and-baby-tiger-to-their-pre-game-preparations/" target="_blank">posing with lion and tiger cubs in their dressing room</a>.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="710" scrolling="no" src="//instagram.com/p/sx8hAlmmG-/embed/" width="612"></iframe></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/blue-jays-should-rethink-locker-room-use-tiger-cub-instagram-prop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Big Cats baseball big Blue cats cubs Jays Tiger tigers toronto Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:51:41 +0000 Sheryl Fink 101416 at http://www.ifaw.org Congress should follow New York’s example and enhance protections for big cats http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/congress-should-follow-new-york%E2%80%99s-example-and-enhance-protections-big-cats <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">Fri, 08/15/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="© Princess Alia Foundation" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/lioncub_Image-%2810%29_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="© Princess Alia Foundation" /></p> <p>On Monday, August 11&mdash;just one day after World Lion Day&mdash;New York Governor Andrew Cuomo <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-york-officially-establishes-barrier-between-public-and-big-cats" target="_blank">signed into law A.9004/S.6903</a>, a bill to prohibit direct contact between the public and dangerous big cats.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/congress-should-follow-new-york%E2%80%99s-example-and-enhance-protections-big-cats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Political advocacy Big Cats Tigers big cats congress Cuomo New safety York Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:12:41 +0000 Carson Barylak 101146 at http://www.ifaw.org New York officially establishes barrier between public and big cats http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-york-officially-establishes-barrier-between-public-and-big-cats <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, 08/12/2014</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="Cougars are among the big cats included in the ban" alt="Cougars are among the big cats included in the ban" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/cougar_300px_1.jpg?1407874723" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) is pleased that Governor Andrew Cuomo today signed A.9004/S.6903 into law, prohibiting close contact between peo</span></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-york-officially-establishes-barrier-between-public-and-big-cats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Big Cats Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:22:49 +0000 slajoie 101105 at http://www.ifaw.org New York’s big cat handling ban awaits Governor Cuomo's signature http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-york%E2%80%99s-big-cat-handling-ban-awaits-governor-cuomos-signature <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">Wed, 08/06/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="No law currently exists in New York that prevents big cats kept in private exhibits from direct contact with humans. Their handlers often forget that these big cats are wild, and many have caused serious injuries to humans, not to mention the negative welfare implications for the cats. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/web_IMG_0273_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="No law currently exists in New York that prevents big cats kept in private exhibits from direct contact with humans.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-york%E2%80%99s-big-cat-handling-ban-awaits-governor-cuomos-signature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats A.9004/S.6903 big cat law Governor Cuomo New York State prohibit direct contact Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:02:57 +0000 Carson Barylak 100974 at http://www.ifaw.org Senate Subcommittee hears testimony in support of Big Cats Public Safety and Protection Act http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/senate-subcommittee-hears-testimony-support-big-cats-public-safety-and-protection-act <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">Mon, 07/21/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), the Big Cats Public Safety and Protection Act’s lead sponsor in the Senate, emphasized its potential value." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/blumenthal_web_grab_ii_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 344px;" title="Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), the Big Cats Public Safety and Protection Act’s lead sponsor in the Senate, emphasized its potential value." />Last Wednesday, a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing to discuss the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/sites/default/files/Big</p> </a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/senate-subcommittee-hears-testimony-support-big-cats-public-safety-and-protection-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Tigers big Blumenthal Capitol cats Hill legislation protection safety senate Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:29:39 +0000 Carson Barylak 100892 at http://www.ifaw.org No cheers for trophy hunting http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/no-cheers-trophy-hunting <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, 07/02/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe height="350" src="http://abcnews.go.com/video/embed?id=24393734" style="border:none;" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><em><strong>In the video above, the author speaks with ABC&#39;s &quot;Good Morning America&quot;.</strong></em></p> <p class="rtecenter"><em><strong>~~~</strong></em></p> <p>This week, a 19 year-old Texas college cheerleader caused a stir when she posted photos online of her posing with imperiled African wildlife that she had hunted. &nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/no-cheers-trophy-hunting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Rhinos African wildlife animal killers animal protection groups black rhinos Dallas Safari Club Donald Trump's sons elephant Endangered Species Hunt King of Spain legal not ethical lion Melissa Bachman Texas college cheerleader the CEO of GoDaddy trophy hunter white rhino wildlife conservation Zimbabwe Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:01:04 +0000 Jeffrey Flocken 100714 at http://www.ifaw.org