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Image: Peter Flood

Biden Administration Sinks Emergency Petition to Shield Right Whale Moms, Calves From Vessel Strikes

Image: Peter Flood For Immediate Release, January 20, 2023 WASHINGTON- The National Marine Fisheries Service...
A whale swims underwater while white text to the left of the whale says "AmazonSmile does make an impact to charities"

Amazon Announces End of AmazonSmile Program

Amazon announced on January 19th, 2023 that it is ending its AmazonSmile donation program by...

Automated cruelty – vending machines in Japan now dispense dead whale

In an effort to prop up the cruel and declining whaling industry in Japan, one...
An orca lies in the surf as people look at it.

Orca Found Dead on Florida Beach

Credit: Flagler County Sheriff's Office On January 11th, a 21-foot-long female orca died after stranding...

Blackfish on BBC Four this week – join our live web chat

The widely-acclaimed film, Blackfish, was shown BBC FOUR on Thursday. If you missed it, you can still watch it on iPlayer (UK only).

Blackfish poster In one of the most powerful and thought-provoking documentaries in a generation, Blackfish turns the spotlight on humankind’s selfish desire to confine large, intelligent marine mammals in a captive situation for our viewing pleasure. Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s important film could have so easily been labelled ‘just another activist film’ but this is different.

During the evening, WDC held an online forum to discuss the issues raised by the film. Have a look at the debate on our Facebook and Twitter pages.