ACTION: Renewed push for USDA direct big cat cub handling ban

Apr 9 2015
Cub handling exhibits exploit lion and tiger cubs.

Cub handling exhibits exploit lion and tiger cubs.Last week, IFAW and our partner organizations increased the pressure on USDA to establish a ban on direct contact between the public and big cats.

IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste

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Apr 8 2015
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It was announced today that Canada’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.

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Toronto, ON
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La chasse commerciale aux phoques du Canada : une pratique cruelle et inutile

Apr 3 2015
La chasse commerciale aux phoques du Canada : une pratique cruelle et inutile

La banquise est encore paisible. Pour l’heure.

Ces jours-ci, les phoques du Groenland sont à l’abri des chasseurs. Le ministère Pêches et Océans du Canada a en effet suspendu la chasse pour permettre aux femelles de mettre bas et de nourrir leurs blanchons.

Kонфискованные дикие животные должны иметь возможность снова вернуться в природу.

Apr 6 2015
A rehabilitated Gyrfalcon goes back to the wild. Photo © IFAW

A rehabilitated Gyrfalcon goes back to the wild. Photo © IFAW

Реабилитированный кречет возвращается в естественную среду обитания. Фото © IFAW

В прошлое Рождество в подмосковье был найден раненный кречет.

Lunchbox Theatre – teaching kindness to animals with IFAW’s help

Apr 10 2015
Since 2008 Lunchbox Theatre has performed more than 370 shows

Since 2008 Lunchbox Theatre has performed over 370 shows to more than 67,000 audience members.IFAW Southern Africa has introduced thousands of children to the concept of animal welfare through educational theatre. Through our support for Lunchbox Theatre, we took the message to a new region of South Africa.

Animal Rescue in Chile: stories of survival and grief

Apr 15 2015
Don Luis tells me he is lucky, since some of his neighbours lost all their anima

There was much destruction in the wake of the flood.This post was filed recently by Elena Garde, Program Director for our partners in Chile, the Global Alliance for Animals and People (GAAP).

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Today we travelled to San Pedro- a small community just east of Copiapó. In this area of the region, the devastation is difficult to comprehend.

Animal rescue in Chile: Coping in Copiapó

Apr 7 2015
Hundreds of small animals and thousands of large animals lost their lives in the

Total devestation in a desert region where it is common to receive less than an inch of rain all year…torrential rainfall causing all waterways to flood and mud to flow through entire communities.

The resiliency of the Chilean people never ceases to amaze me. They are grateful to have survived when so many lost their lives.

Animal rescue in Chile: Coping in Copiapó

Apr 7 2015
Hundreds of small animals and thousands of large animals lost their lives in the

Total devestation in a desert region where it is common to receive less than an inch of rain all year…torrential rainfall causing all waterways to flood and mud to flow through entire communities.

The resiliency of the Chilean people never ceases to amaze me. They are grateful to have survived when so many lost their lives.

Animal rescue in Chile: Coping in Copiapó

Apr 7 2015
Hundreds of small animals and thousands of large animals lost their lives in the

Total devestation in a desert region where it is common to receive less than an inch of rain all year…torrential rainfall causing all waterways to flood and mud to flow through entire communities.

The resiliency of the Chilean people never ceases to amaze me. They are grateful to have survived when so many lost their lives.