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IFAW - the International Fund for Animal Welfare

Emma says:

I have been involved with IFAW for several years now on various issues, the main one being the hunting campaign in this country. They are a charity that cares for the welfare of animals all over the world and a few years ago I was asked by them to go to monitor the seal clubbing in Canada. Unfortunately I couldn’t make the trip but this was when I first became aware of the organisation.

Since working on the hunting campaign I have seen the charity in action and also, unfortunately, seen at first hand what their hunt monitors have to put up with in the way of verbal and often physical abuse. They are, despite this, relentless in their work and I admire them greatly.

IFAW says:

IFAW works to reduce commercial exploitation of wildlife, protect habitats and assist animals in distress. Equally important to us is motivating the public to promote animal welfare and conservation policies that advance the well-being of both animals and people. IFAW is an international organisation with offices across Europe, North America, Asia and Africa.

IFAW has been campaigning since 1989 for a ban on the cruel sport of hunting foxes, deer, hare and mink with dogs. In 2002 IFAW successfully campaigned alongside other organisations for a hunting ban in Scotland. We will continue to campaign south of the border until Westminster follows suit and outlaws hunting with dogs in England and Wales.

IFAW works to protect animals such as elephants, apes, whales, and seals ­ all threatened by cruel hunting practices, illegal trade and habitat destruction.

IFAW also has an international team of experts on standby, round the clock to assist animals in crisis and distress throughout the world. The Emergency Relief team provides valuable coordination for vital on-the-ground efforts to save animals threatened by oil spills, strandings, earthquakes, wildfires and other natural disasters.

Website: www.ifaw.org

IFAW - the International Fund for Animal Welfare