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2011-08-04 16:48:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW-www.ifaw.org) congratulates the caring citizens of China whose fervent concern and outrage pressured Jiangmen city officials to withdraw a dog ban and cancel a planned cull. This action preemptively saved the lives of thousands of innocent animals. Officials issued a notice that they would ban dogs in three districts of Jiangmen and confiscate and kill all dogs in those areas...

2011-07-25 09:23:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six endangered Grauer's gorillas were airlifted from a rehabilitation facility in Rwanda to a center in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) this weekend. The gorillas will remain at the center until they are ready to be released back to the wild. The two-day operation included a helicopter airlift with the primates moved one at a time from Goma to the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) center near...

2011-07-21 13:03:00

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a recent surge in museum heists targeting rhinoceros horn, conservation and preservation organizations warn that the illegal trafficking of art and wildlife is a threat to the public, as well as the world's natural and cultural heritage. The Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (LCCHP), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Save the Rhino International, and Saving Rhinos issued the following...

2011-06-23 16:45:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night at the prestigious Cannes Golden Lion Awards for excellence in advertising, JWT Melbourne picked up the bronze medal for IFAW posters designed to highlight the sham of Japanese 'scientific' whaling. Despite a global ban on whaling, Japan has continued to hunt whales using a loophole which allows 'scientific' whaling. There is no valuable science which arises from 'scientific' whaling--just valuable whale meat which...

2011-06-09 13:44:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Great white sharks may not be the only predators local gray seals are facing this summer. Over the last six weeks, five adult gray seals were found shot on Cape Cod beaches from Dennis to Chatham. Biologists from the International Fund for Animal Welfare's (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team discovered the cases in the course of standard stranding response efforts. Given the large population of gray...

2011-05-16 15:34:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hachiko Coalition is calling for the organized and immediate evacuation of all uncontaminated domestic animals, pets and livestock inside the 20km radiation contaminated exclusion zone Fukushima, Japan. The Hachiko Coalition has also published a rush translation of a report previously available only in Japanese. A special committee issued this report after their landmark conference on handling animals exposed to radiation. The report...

2011-05-03 11:21:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Animal sheltering and water search and rescue (SAR) teams are on the ground in Shelby County, Tennessee, today to assist animals during the intense flooding. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) dispatched 11 trained responders from both New England and Louisiana after receiving a request to assist from the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) who received an official request...

2011-04-21 09:38:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) is organizing a gathering of radiation and animal rescue experts from the United States and Japan to discuss the current crisis and develop steps to provide aid to animals inside the evacuation zone. The team of experts will meet from May 2 -3 at the International House of Japan in Tokyo. Currently, there is limited information available for decontamination...

2011-03-24 17:00:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rescuers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) have mobilized to Japan to conduct an assessment and assist with animal rescue efforts following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. "The humanitarian needs remain overwhelming but given the important role that companion animals play in the Japanese family and the important role that livestock plays in the Japanese economy, it's...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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