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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....

Good news for WDC dolphin hunt campaign

We have received another boost to our campaign to stop airlines transporting dolphins around the world and fueling the captivity industry.

Air India has joined the growing list of major airlines that have now confirmed to us that they will not carry live dolphins taken from cruel hunts in Japan on their aircraft. 

Hunters kill hundreds of dolphins every year in brutal drive hunts in Taiji, Japan. Global demand for dolphins for ‘entertainment’ fuels this slaughter. Captive facilities select live dolphins from the bloody waters. These dolphins are then flown to theme parks in Japan, China and around the world. 

In the last few months alone, 69 whales and dolphins have been ripped from their homes in the wild to be sold into appalling captivity for human amusement around the world,

Most airlines belong to one of three alliances. We want these associations to encourage their members to stop transporting dolphins. Airlines must stop carrying dolphins caught in drive hunts.  You can help – sign our petition now.