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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....

Controversial Arizona dolphinarium set for October opening

A new dolphinarium that has been built in the Arizona desert is set to open on October 15th according to the company’s website.

The construction of the Mexican-owned Dolphinaris, which has the potential to hold up to 12 dolphins, has come in for widespread criticism from the local community and beyond.

So far, three male dolphins and two females have been brought in from California. The facility will offer swim-with packages, despite the potential dangers involved in taking part such activities and negative impact on the dolphins.

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