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K21 Cappuccino - Hysazu Photography | Sara Shimazu

Annual Census for Southern Resident Orcas Puts Population at Only 73 Orcas

K21 Cappuccino - Hysazu Photography | Sara Shimazu The Center for Whale Research has released...

148 more fin whales killed in waters around Iceland

The Icelandic fin whaling season has now ended with a final, grim tally of 148...

Hundreds of whales killed as Norwegian hunt season ends

The end of the whaling season in Norway has been announced with 580 minke whales...

Third orca death in 18 months at theme park

Loro Parque tourist attraction in Tenerife, Spain has announced the death of Kohana, a 20-year-old...

Japan Will Not Stop Whaling Says Minister

Despite criticism from around the world, Japan’s fisheries minister has recently stated that his country will never stop hunting whales.

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi also said that whaling was part of a long historical tradition in Japan and that, as an island, it is important to take good protein from the ocean!

Japan hunts whales despite an international ban on commercial whaling by claiming that its hunts are for scientific reasons. Meat from these cruel hunts is, however, openly sold to consumers in Japan.

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