International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

February 02, 2012 07:35 ET

Media Advisory/Available for Comment: IFAW Staff Available Following "Government Supports Sealers" Event

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 2, 2012) - A press release and photo opportunity has been arranged by the government in order to "show support for sealers" today on Parliament Hill. Sheryl Fink, Director of the Seal Program with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is available to comment on the content of the briefing and photo opportunity surrounding the 'Day of the Seal' as it is being referred to.

IFAW says that given the nearly non-existent markets for seal products, the government should be developing a strategy to end the dying sealing industry altogether, compensate sealers appropriately, and protect seals from the threats of climate change and commercial exploitation.

About IFAW

IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) was established in 1969 and its founding campaign was in opposition to Canada's commercial seal hunt. IFAW has more than 40 years of experience raising awareness, documenting and opposing the cruel commercial hunts for seals in Canada and around the world.

For more information on the campaign read IFAW's blog, visit our website and follow us on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

Contact Information

  • To schedule interviews with IFAW staff: Michelle Cliffe
    IFAW Global Communications Lead, Seals
    +1 647 986 4329
    mcliffe@ifaw.org
    Twitter: @MichelleCliffe or @IFAWCanada