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Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have killed at least two fin whales, the first...
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Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation

A survey of Icelandic people has confirmed that the majority believe whaling damages Iceland's reputation. ...
A magnificent sei whale © Christopher Swann

Japan Begins Commercial Whaling Season

Sei whale © Christopher Swann Japanese whalers have left port to begin this year's annual...

Pumps and conveyor belts. How could more whales help save us?

University of Alaska Fairbanks Master's student, Dana Bloch, retrieves a CTD that is used to...

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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