Vancouver, May 28, 2015 – In light of recent tragic events; the death of six dogs to heat stroke by being left in a dog walker's truck in Abbotsford, B.C. With a dramatic, hard hitting public service announcement: The Heat Is On, The Humane Society of Canada is again launching its nationwide campaign asking people to leave their pets at home during hot weather.
Niagara Falls Review, May 28, 2015 - Ontario has passed new legislation making it illegal to buy or breed a killer whale in the province. Following public consultations the new regulations will be finalized by July and will also set new standards for the size of pools for marine mammals, along with noise, lighting and interaction guidelines. To read more on the impact of these developments please click here.
Barents Observer, May 27, 2015 - Since Norway's parliament cut a 12 million kroner ($1.9 million dollar) subsidy to the seal hunt from it's 2015 budget in December 2014, the annual hunt appears to be over. Without the government subsidy there remains little value in the hunt and with the revenue gone the few remaining seal hunters called it quits. In 2010 the European Union had banned seal product from Norway into Europe. To read more please click here.
New York Times, April 13, 2015 - Japan's ongoing whaling activities in the Antarctic has failed to convince a panel of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) who argue that Japan's proposal fails to demonstrate a need for "lethal sampling" to achieve it's stated objectives. To read more please click here.
CITES, April 21, 2015 - At the 13th UN Crime Congress held in Doha, Qatar on 13 April 2015, the high-level side event on "Wildlife and Forest Crime: A Serious Crime" underscored the need for international cooperation in combating transnational organized crime. To read more on the event please click here.