WDC in action


Whaling, the hunting of whales, continues to be practised by countries such as Japan, Iceland and Norway, with around 2000 whales being killed each year.


Keeping whales and dolphins in captivity is wrong. Capture is traumatic, their lives are shortened in captivity and they are split up from their families.

Dolphin drive hunts

Every year in Japan and the Faroe Islands hundreds of whales and dolphins are herded into coves and then killed and captured in brutally cruel hunts

More about our work to protect whales and dolphins