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2012-01-06 14:54:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, federal and California law enforcement officials filed charges against several people who were caught during "Operation Cyberwild." The online sting, run by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the California Department of Fish and Game last summer, targeted individuals in Southern California and southwestern Nevada who were selling wildlife illegally through Internet-based marketplaces such as Craigslist.org....

2011-12-09 11:20:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) announced today that 29 wolf dogs were rescued from a substandard breeding facility in Palmer, Alaska. Staff and volunteers from the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC - www.lockwoodarc.org) worked with the Alaska State Special Prosecutor to take possession of the animals living with inadequate veterinary care, food, water and socialization. After two...

2011-12-06 09:16:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) is urging Japan to recall its whaling fleet which today left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales. According to Japanese media reports, the country's whaling fleet is en route to the pristine Southern Ocean Sanctuary to kill up to 935 minke whales and 50 endangered fin whales, in defiance of global opposition and several international laws....

2011-11-07 08:52:00

ASPCA manages forensic evidence collection & removal of animals to support Garland County Sheriff's Office animal cruelty investigation in Hot Springs, Ark. NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA(®) (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(®)), at the request of the Garland County Sheriff's Office, is managing the evidence collection and sheltering of more than 100 dogs living in a substandard commercial...

2011-10-28 15:26:00

BEIJING, Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of dogs who narrowly escaped the fate of being on a restaurant menu two weeks ago, received emergency vaccinations today provided by the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW (www.ifaw.org). At the same time, IFAW issued an open letter to the Chinese authorities, calling for enforcement of health and quarantine regulations to prevent the illegal, unsafe and inhumane inter-province transport of dogs for human consumption. On...

2011-10-17 16:54:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia ruled that importing polar bear trophies to the U.S. is illegal given the species status as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This is a major coup for the iconic species which faces mounting threats and staggering decreases in population. "The decision issued today is an important step towards protecting and defending polar bears," said Jeff Flocken, D.C. Office...

2011-10-17 13:13:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From saving our lives to saving our sanity, animals do amazing things for people every day. There are also special people out there who return that kindness and do amazing things for animals. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) is looking to recognize those people and their efforts with an Animal Action Award. IFAW Animal Action Awards honor the unsung heroes--young, old and everywhere in...

2011-10-13 14:53:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two separate whale strandings in Massachusetts have been linked by unusual species identification this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the New England Aquarium (NEAq). One pilot whale stranded in Duxbury on Monday followed by another pilot whale in Truro on Tuesday. Pilot whale strandings are relatively uncommon, but what makes these cases especially unique is that both animals have been identified...

2011-10-04 08:31:00

Annual international education program reaches seven million teachers, students, families; IFAW to collect one million signatures to urge countries to strictly enforce ivory ban YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Oct. 4 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) today announced that actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio will lead its Animal Action campaign to save elephants and shut down the cruel international ivory trade. The campaign launched this week as part of...

2011-09-30 10:12:00

LONDON, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed but not surprised that Japan's whaling fleet is reportedly planning a return to Antarctica later this year to kill more whales for its dying market. Following Japanese media reports today that whaling will continue with around US$27 million in additional government security budget to protect the fleet, Patrick Ramage, Director of IFAW's Global Whale Program, said: "I'd bet...