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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....

SeaWorld's woes continue as profits drop

SeaWorld’s latest set of financial results, for the 2nd quarter of the year, have produced another set of disappointing figures with attendances, profits and revenue all down, more than analysts had predicted.

Earnings dropped a staggering 84% compared with a year ago. This came despite a series of discounts, promotions and a revamped marketing campaign aimed at winning back visitors. SeaWorld admitted it faces “brand challenges in California”. The company launched a major marketing campaign earlier this year in an attempt to combat the negative publicity it received following the release of the documentary Blackfish and its continued justification for keeping orcas in captivity.

Find out more about why orcas should not be held in captivity.