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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....

Vet to be charged over captive dolphin deaths

Following a long investigation, a hearing has concluded that a vet is to blame for the deaths of two captive dolphins who died at the Connyland amusement park in Thurgau, Switzerland in November 2011.

The prosecutor has ruled that the vet in question was guilty of animal cruelty and negligence and will be charged shortly.

Eight-year-old Shadow and 30-year old Chelmers died from brain damage after an overdose of antibiotics, and are the seventh and eight dolphins to die in Connyland in the past three years.

WDC has always been critical of the often intensive medicinal treatment of dolphins in zoos and entertainment parks and, at one stage, the Connyland dolphinarium had even accused animal activists of poisoning the dolphins.