Un lien fusionnel : à New York, un sans-abri s’accroche à son chien comme à la vie

Jun 3 2014
Un lien fusionnel : à New York, un sans-abri s’accroche à son chien comme à la v

En croisant le regard d’un animal, nous avons parfois l’intime conviction d’avoir un lien indescriptible avec celui-ci. De nombreuses personnes ressentent de fait un lien très fort avec leur chien ou leur chat, et certains chanceux partagent même cette connexion avec un éléphant, un rhinocéros, une baleine, un dauphin ou un grand singe.

Azzedine Downes, Directeur général d’IFAW, nous fait part ci-dessous de ses réflexions sur cette relation unique.  

Japan's PM: "Pay no attention to that World Court behind the curtain!"

Jun 10 2014
Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japan's Agricultural and Fisheries Minister, eating whale.

News out of Japan yesterday had Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe announcing to a parliamentary hearing that he will work towards restarting commercial whaling, despite the world’s highest court ordering that Tokyo must stop killing whales in the Antarctic.

Mr Abe states he will step up efforts to gain understanding from the international community, claiming that “it is regrettable that this part of Japanese culture is not understood".

IFAW statement in response to Prime Minister Abe’s desire to return to commercial whaling

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Jun 10 2014

10th June 2014 – Further to Prime Minister Abe’s comments to a Japanese parliamentary hearing about his desire for Japan to return to commercial whaling, claiming that the world does not understand Japan’s “culture” of whaling.  IFAW’s marine campaign manager made the following comment:


“If Prime Minister Abe genuinely seeks greater understanding from the international community, complying with the judgment of the World Court would be a good start. 


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Antiques Roadshow sends consumers mixed signals with ivory appraisals

Jun 9 2014
Antiques Roadshow sends consumers mixed signals with ivory appraisals

Last week, Antiques Roadshow, the popular public television show, announced that it will no longer appraise carved ivory tusks on air. The show’s decision is commendable and IFAW applauds measures like these that diminish the ivory trade.

What the WTO victory means for animal welfare beyond the international seal trade

Jun 10 2014

When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the international trade body of 159 countries, we were very unsure as to what eventual outcomes might be. In a few cases it had ruled on the relationship between trade and public morality concerns, but never before had this international trade court taken on a case, let alone made a judgment, about animal welfare.

RELATED:WTO supports EU ban on seal products: What needs to happen next?

VIDEO: Epic tiger release in Russia is wildly successful

Jun 6 2014

Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This concludes the largest release of endangered Amur (aka Siberian) tigers in history and signals the return of the subspecies to historic tiger habitat in Russia’s Far East, a resounding victory for conservationists and animal welfare advocates.