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Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have slaughtered at least two fin whales, the first...

Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation

With the very real prospect of Iceland's only fin whale hunter, Kristján Loftsson sending boats...
Humpback whale underwater

Humpback whale rescued from shark net in Australia

A humpback whale and her calf have managed to escape after becoming entangled in a...
Long-finned pilot whale

Fishermen in Norway eat pilot whale after entanglement in net

According to local reports, fishermen in Norway ate meat from a long-finned pilot whale after...

Japanese Whaling Ships Set Sail

Japan’s Antarctic whaling fleet has set sail to continue whaling in the waters of the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary despite international objection.


Although commercial whaling has been outlawed since 1986 by the International Whaling Commission, the Japanese hunters look set to kill minke and endangered fin whales for so-called ‘scientific research’ – a loophole in the regulations that they continue to exploit.


More than eleven thousand whales have been slaughtered by Japanese whalers since commercial whaling was banned in 1986. The meat from these whales, including species that are endangered, often end up being frozen due to lack of demand or served as sushi, burgers, and to Japanese school children. Profit, not science, is the real motive for these hunts.