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Whale for Sale! New WDC report exposes the global trade in dead whales

WDC announces the release of a new report which highlights the global scale of killing and trade in whales in the 21st century. We demonstrate that consumption or utilization of whale and dolphin meat and by-products is not confined to just a few nations, as many people believe. Rather, killing and trade is taking place,…

Whales are not Seafood

This past week, WDC joined forces with the Animal Welfare Institute and attended the Seafood Expo North America in Boston, MA.  While some attendees were there to sample the rich diversity of foods, others were there to broker $120million (USD) deals with seafood distributors to supply restaurants and food stores across the country.  And still…

(April) Fool’s errand?

Ever the cynic, I say that it’s no coincidence that lone Icelandic fin whaler, Kristjan Loftsson, has thrown his stash out the window seconds before the US knocks at Iceland’s door. How else to explain this latest – and possibly most audacious – move from a man who specialises in dishing out audacious moves like…

EU Dolphinaria-free zone

This week, WDC joined other leading whale and dolphin experts from around the world to attend a high profile EU-oriented public event in Brussels. The event called upon European citizens, Euro-Parliamentarians and Member States’ Governments to end captive dolphin shows and interactive sessions which exploit the animals and compromise their welfare. The fact remains that…

New arrivals at The Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay

Hello! I thought it was about time the new members of the team introduced ourselves. I am Aimee one of the new residential volunteers here at WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre in Spey Bay (I say new, we have been here for a month already!) and I along with four others are living next to the…

Annual Race to Save a Species 5k

Saturday May  3rd – Change in Start time: 10:00am – Plymouth, MA With fewer than 500 left in the world, North Atlantic right whales still need our help to avoid extinction.  Join us for the 2nd Annual Race to Save a Species 5k race and family day. This year we are partnering with The Roo Bar…