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2014-09-11 12:21:19

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mariners and the public on the U.S. West Coast can now use an iPad(TM) and iPhone(TM) to help decrease the risk of injury or death to whales from ship strikes. Whale Alert a free mobile application originally developed in 2012 to help protect endangered right whales on the East Coast, has been updated with new features to provide mariners in the Pacific with the most current information available about whale movements and...

2014-07-23 12:24:38

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said: "In this time of crises, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to uphold the suspension of the import of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe is right thing to do. While elephants...

2014-07-17 16:22:26

New SCI Report Shows Animal Rights Hypocrites Stiff Elephants, African Communities WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Safari Club International (SCI) exposed the hypocrisy of five animal rights groups in a new report. The report, "A Stampede of Hypocrisy: How Animal Rights Activists Poach Elephant Donations," counters the high-profile propaganda campaign against the sustainable and highly regulated hunting of African elephants, which activists use to push...

2014-06-24 12:35:10

Twitter conversation at 2pm EDT @Action4IFAW; Tweet #IFAWQ to ask a question YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ownership of exotic animals in the United States is a huge and looming issue. Join IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare on Tuesday, June 24 at 2PM EDT for a @Action4IFAW twitter Q&A session with IFAW Animal Rescue team member Kelly Donithan who led the seizure of 11 tigers, three lions, three bears and two wolves in New York...

2014-06-03 12:30:48

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, legendary Grammy Award-winning drummer of Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult and Kings of Chaos, and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporter Matt Sorum, penned an open letter urging fellow musicians to support the U.S. government's National Strategy for Combatting Wildlife Trafficking, which seeks to dramatically reduce the U.S. role in elephant poaching by enacting new rules...

2014-04-29 12:24:40

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An open letter to President Obama published today in the Washington Post expresses support for the Administration's proposed new rules to halt domestic ivory sales. Signatories on the letter include high-profile individuals, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jane Goodall and Dave Matthews, alongside a coalition of businesses and conservation organizations representing millions of Americans. Representatives of the coalition issued...

2014-02-25 12:20:41

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five years after it was first imposed by the Bush-Cheney administration, one of the most effective rules protecting endangered North Atlantic right whales migrating along the East Coast of the United States from fatal ship strikes may now be in jeopardy. The Obama Administration has begun consideration of petition to exclude waters - from New York City to Jacksonville, Florida - from the Ship Strike Rule requiring large vessels to...

2014-02-04 12:25:33

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) is horrified that culling of dogs in Sochi is back on the agenda in preparation for the 2014 winter Olympics. IFAW has repeatedly offered to help the Environment Department of the Sochi 2014 Olympics Organizing Committee develop and implement a humane and sustainable plan for managing the community's roaming dog population. "We knew that Sochi officials were feeling time...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'