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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...
Humpback whales in Alaska

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

We are excited to announce backing for two ground-breaking research projects to assess the little...

Icelandic hunters kill first fin whale of the season

Icelandic whalers have returned to port with the first endangered fin to be slaughtered in two years, and the first since US President Obama issued a strongly worded statement in September 2011 warning that it will not hesitate in implementing a range of measures against Iceland if the cruel trade does not stop for good.

Despite the international ban on commercial whaling, Iceland has set itself a quota of 184 fin whales, potentially to be killed over the next few months.

Much of the whale meat within Iceland is eaten by curious tourists rather than locals. Tourists mistakenly believe that whale meat is just another ‘traditional’ Icelandic dish but instead, are helping to keep this cruel industry alive. Recently WDC helped exposed the use of fin whale oil as fuel for the whaling vessels and that meat from these rare creatures was being fed to dogs in japan.

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