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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....

Starbucks announces plastic straw ban to help save the ocean

The Seattle based company Starbucks has announced that it will eliminate all plastic straws in it’s 28,000 stores by 2020. The move comes one week after Seattle’s ban of all plastic drinking straws and utensils. Starbucks is the largest food and beverage company to phase out single-use straws, cutting out an estimated 1bn straws each year! Currently around 8-10 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean annually.

Plastic pollution destroys marine life and poses a real threat to whales and dolphins. 56% of all whale and dolphin species, from small fish-eating dolphins to the largest filter feeding whales, have been recorded eating marine plastics that they have mistaken for food.

Starbucks will use biodegradable straws made from materials like paper and specially designed lids. There has been criticism that the sipping lid and cups are still made of plastic, however the coffee retailer has joined a growing list of companies and governments committed to reducing plastic waste. Hopefully other global players will follow.

You can help us to keep oceans plastic-free and secure a safe future for whales and dolphins! Visit notwhalefood.com for inspiration how to reduce plastic waste and get your own NOTWHALEFOOD T-shirt here