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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....

Georgia Aquarium will no longer take whales or dolphins from the wild

In a dramatic U-turn, the Georgia Aquarium in the US has announced that it will no longer will take dolphins or whales caught in the wild. The move comes as the global public backlash against the keeping of whales and dolphins in captivity continues to grow.

WDC has been campaigning to prevent the aquarium importing 18 whales captured in Sea of Okhotsk, Russia and, following a US court decision to deny an import permit, the aquarium dropped these plans.

The new announcement by Georgia aquarium comes on the back of a decision by SeaWorld to end all orca breeding programmes this year, making this generation of captive orcas the last to be kept in SeaWorld’s tanks.

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