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International Fund for Animal Welfare

IFAW praises New York bill to ban sale of elephant ivory and rhino horn

The International Fund for Animal Welfare submitted the following press release concerning a bill in New York to ban the sale of ivory and rhino horn: “” “” IFAW Statement on New York Ivory Ban: We Love New York Washington, D.C. (June 23, 2014) – Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal […]

Hall of Fame drummer drums up support for ivory ban

I just received the following release from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW): “” “” Matt Sorum Drums Up Musicians’ Support for U.S. Ivory Ban (Washington, D.C. – June 4, 2014) – Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, legendary Grammy Award-winning drummer of Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult and Kings of […]

IFAW to stay away from the horrible spring seal hunt in Canada

The International Fund for Animal Welfare has decided to not attend the spring seal hunt in Canada, to avoid confrontations with hunters on the Atlantic sea ice. This is a brutal practice and one fueled by GREED, as a lot of the torturing of animals is fueled by GREED. But the IFAW has decided to focus […]

IFAW releases results from investigation into online puppy sales

Since the word hasn’t reached everyone about the importance and benefits of adopting homeless pets, the push continues to inform the general public about the dangers of buying puppies, kittens and other pets online or in stores. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) requested that I publish the following report from its investigation into […]

Canadian government goes crybaby on European seal product ban

The top level of the Canadian government is continuing its bizarre and all-in support of beating seal pups to death for their body parts. Are these people channeling their inner US Rep. Steve King or something? Defending this level of cruelty is bad enough on a basic level, but this insistence that other countries must […]

Pack Lines Headlines: Animal welfare, budget cuts, puppy mill petition

IFAW – Within the animal welfare movement, reasons for hope: An editorial ran Dec. 23 with this headline on the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s website. The piece reflects on areas of success such as the European Union ban on seal products and an increase in the survival rate for stranded marine mammals on Cape […]

IFAW names Leonardo DiCaprio global ambassador

Leonardo DiCaprio has been named as the global ambassador for the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Animal Action campaign“Elephants, Never Forget.” I gotta hand it to DiCaprio, he certainly has taken to heart a number of environmental and animal causes. His first mission in this new role is to raise awareness concerning the ivory trade […]

New stamps to help endangered animals

In checking out the International Fund for Animal Welfare website for the previous post concerning the evacuation of animals in Japan, I found a bit of new about a great new postage stamp series. The new 55-cent stamps will go on sale in September and all net proceeds will go to the Multinational Species Conservation […]

Japanese government finally getting onboard to help animals in evacuation zone

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) recently led a summit in Japan to offer safe methods to remove abandoned pets from the evacuation zone near the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant. In response, the Japanese government is finally on board to open the door for the evacuation and treatment of animals contaminated by the radiation.