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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

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200 pilot whales killed in latest Faroese slaughter

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Dolphins escape from captive facility in Japan

Four dolphins have escaped from the DolphinBase facility in Japan after holes in perimeter nets were found to have been slashed.

DolphinBase is located in the town of Taiji, known internationally for the cruel dolphin drive hunts that take place there every year during which large numbers of wild dolphins are herded into a small cove and either slaughtered, or hand-picked for captive facilities like DolphinBase.

Staff at DolphinBase discovered the damage to the nets but reported that the dolphins had stayed close to their pen, and apparently returned of their own accord. Aged between three and five years old, the dolphins were being trained to interact and swim with the public in DolphinBase’s seaside pens having been held there for more than six months.

A similar incident took place in 2010 with activists from a group calling itself Blackfish claiming responsibility.

Read more about the cruel Taiji hunts and why it is not a good idea to swim with dolphins .