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Prism Drives Scoopy Loopy !

Hi Everyone, Yesterday was horrible at Chanonry – damp, windy, terrible light…you know the story BUT Moonlight and her son were there, as were Rainbow and Mischief so it was great to catch up with them. Today was a good bit better as far as conditions and actual dynamic activity went with Prism coming in…

Keep uptodate with news from the IWC

Remember that we are blogging on our test site from the IWC Link here Denmark talks of killing whales with baseball bats

Denmark talks of killing whales with 'baseball bats'

The most scary comments must come from the Danish delegation in their defence of the practice of feeding tourists with whales meant for aboriginal people. As reported by Radio Netherlands Worldwide, Denmark’s envoy Ole Samsing said that Greenland had a longstanding “non-racial” policy of not prohibiting ethnic groups from eating whale. He also rejected charges…

The EU Commission admits WDCS is right but throws up a procedural block to doing the right thing

After two and half years of campaigning on the issue of voting as a block at the IWC, the EU Commission finally agreed with WDCS that our interpretation of the rules was correct. Hurrah! WDCS should be celebrating all the good work done in partnership with Sandy Luk of Client Earth who have gone out…

The IWC breaks for lunch whilst Greenland tells the IWC that it won't stop serving whale meat for lunch to tourists

Greenland seems pretty angry at the WDCS and AWI investigations into their abuse of the ASW quota that they received last time. They state, That the authorities of Greenland hadn’t been contacted for this research (afraid it would not have done us any good to have told them we were looking at their commercialization) That…

US and Russia act as cover for St. Vincent ASW proposal

The last subject to be introduced in yesterday’s meeting was the ASW quota proposal for the US, Russian Federation and St Vincent and the Grenadines. The proposal was presented by the USA. There have been discussions around the meeting about the fact that these three quotas were presented together: nobody doubts that Alaskan and Russian…