August 06, 2010, VANCOUVER – If you have the time, love, energy and money, why not add a fur face to your family. “A dog or a cat is the best friend in the world anyone could have,” says Al Hickey, Western Regional Director for The Humane Society of Canada. “August 16th is National Homeless Animals' Day and by helping save just one more life, people can take action to give a permanent loving home to an animal in need”
The International Whaling Commission is the international regulatory body for whaling on the open seas. It was created following the signing of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling in Washington, DC in 1946. The first annual meeting of the IWC took place in London, UK in 1949. The main function of the IWC is to govern whaling practices by providing protection to species, designating whale sanctuaries, funding & promoting research on whales and determining quotas.
This year's Annual Meeting of the IWC is taking place on the island of Jersey, United Kingdom July 2011