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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....

SeaWorld under investigation by US authorities

SeaWorld is being investigated by two federal agencies in the United States, who are looking at disclosures and public statements made by the company and its executives in or before August 2014, including those concerning the impact of the award-winning documentary, Blackfish.

The film, released in 2013, resulted in heightened worldwide attention on the plight of orcas in captivity at the marine park despite SeaWorld dismissing it as propaganda. In August 2014, shares in the company slumped 33% in a single day after the company missed analysts’ predicted earnings results. The Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission will also be looking at trading in the company’s securities around this time.

The company eventually agreed to end the breeding of orcas at its parks and change the way it displays the whales to the public.

SeaWorld’s share price has fallen over 20% in 2017.