Following the exposure by WDC of the commercial sale of whale meat in Denmark, the Danish authorities have finally agreed to WDC’s demands to change their laws and so restrict further sales of the meat.
Australian actor, Chris Hemsworth has condemned the practice of modern-day whaling, describing it as "completely unnecessary" in an interview with BBC Breakfast television ahead of the UK release of his new film, In the Heart of the Sea.
The film is based on the true story of the 19th century whaling ship, the Essex and the fate of its crew after the ship was sunk by a sperm whale.
In the Heart of the Sea - the truth about sperm whales
Celebrating 10 years of WDC´s presence in North America is a good opportunity to look both back on our accomplishments to date and forward to our continued efforts to once and for all end commercial whaling.
WDC has welcomed today’s announcement that the UK government, together with all European Union member states and the US, has issued a high level diplomatic protest (démarche) strongly condemning Japan´s plan to continue its so-called “research” whaling in the Southern Ocean.
The démarche, initiated by New Zealand, was also signed by the governments of Australia and Mexico, and leaves Japan one step away from potential legal action.
Following its decision to restart 'research' whaling in the Antarctic, Japanese officials have announced that a fleet of whale hunting ships will set sail as early as Tuesday.