years ago a group of concerned citizens banded together to fight against the massive
and brutal hunt for whitecoat harp seals in Canada.
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) courageous actions drew international
attention to the plight of the seal pups and successfully rallied worldwide condemnation
of the hunt. Thanks to IFAW's continued vigilance, it is now illegal to hunt whitecoat
seal pups for commercial purposes on the ice floes off Canada's east coast.
IFAW goes into battle for all kinds of animals, all over the world. With two million
supporters worldwide IFAW has the ability to engage communities, government leaders,
and like-minded organisations around the world to achieve lasting solutions to
pressing animal welfare and conservation challenges.
has maintained a presence in Australia since 1990 and works tirelessly for the
protection of native wildlife, domestic animals, and the creatures that live in
the waters of the Asia Pacific region.
has grown to become one of the most influential and important conservation groups
within the world.
October I had the immense honour of being awarded as one of IFAW's Animal Hero
- the 2007 Animal Welfare and Education award - a
truly humbling and incredibly proud moment.
With this recognition I hope to spread the word on the proper care of Australian
native animals even further.
IFAW's website: www.ifaw.org
in Linda's local paper - the Central Western Daily