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Peter Flood mom and calf

Emergency Petition Seeks to Shield Right Whale Moms, Calves From Vessel Strikes

For Immediate Release, November 1, 2022 WASHINGTON-Conservation groups filed an emergency rulemaking petition with the...
The Yushin Maru catcher ship of the Japanese whaling fleet injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt, and takes a further three harpoon shots before finally killing the badly injured fleeing whale. Finally they drowned the mammal beneath the harpooon deck of the ship to kill it.  Southern Ocean.  07.01.2006

Moves to overturn whaling ban rejected

Last week, the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC, the body that regulates...

Nearly 500 whales die in New Zealand

The number of pilot whales that have died following a mass stranding in New Zealand...

200 pilot whales killed in latest Faroese slaughter

More than 200 pilot whales have been slaughtered in Sandagerði (Torshavn) in the Faroe Islands....

In the wild, belugas live in cold Arctic waters. They are highly intelligent and social individuals who are rarely found on their own.

Sadly, over 200 belugas around the world don’t have the chance to live with their families in the wild, but are held in small tanks in various zoos and aquariums.

The Georgia Aquarium in America would like to bring another 18 belugas into the USA from Russia where they were captured off the coast.

At the moment, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the States is considering the aquarium’s request.

Many people and organisations like WDC, believe that whales and dolphins belong in the wild. And we were very pleased to see that a poll run by Time for Kids Magazine shows that 62% of children who have so far taken part agree.

To take part in their poll, or let them know what you think about belugas being kept in captivity, just visit the Time For Kids website.