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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

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....

Norwegian whalers kill 660 minke whales

The Norwegian whaling season has ended and, according to reports within the country, 660 minke whales have been killed between April and the end of September.

Poor weather conditions played a part in limiting the slaughter, which was down from 736 whales killed last year.

Despite declining sales of whale meat within the country, Norway is continuing attempts to create a bigger market for the meat. Norway hunts minke whales under ‘objection’  to the international ban on commercial whaling. It sets its own quota (number of whales it will kill each year) and also sells meat to Japan. However, some of that meat was recently dumped by Japanese officials after routine tests revealed that it contained up to twice the allowed level of potentially dangerous pesticides.

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