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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

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200 pilot whales killed in latest Faroese slaughter

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Public support for whaling drops in Iceland

As of today, the number of fin whales killed by Icelandic whalers has risen to 111, whilst 35 minke whales have also been killed. However there are strong signs that public support for the whalers within Iceland is melting away.

A recent (June 2013) Gallup poll commissioned by the Ministry of Fisheries reveals that only 58% of the Icelandic public now supports whaling. This is highly significant, coming as it does after a poll conducted for IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) in October 2012 showed 67% of respondents in favour of whaling.

This fall in support is even more telling as the June poll asked: “Are you for or against whaling by Icelanders?” a question more likely to trigger a defensive, nationalistic response (whereas the IFAW poll merely asked whether respondents were for or against whaling). Hence we can trust that public support for whaling is genuinely down.

Commentators on the ground in Iceland believe that people are starting to question whaling at long last and hopefully this trend will continue.