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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...

Vet to be charged over captive dolphin deaths

Following a long investigation, a hearing has concluded that a vet is to blame for the deaths of two captive dolphins who died at the Connyland amusement park in Thurgau, Switzerland in November 2011.

The prosecutor has ruled that the vet in question was guilty of animal cruelty and negligence and will be charged shortly.

Eight-year-old Shadow and 30-year old Chelmers died from brain damage after an overdose of antibiotics, and are the seventh and eight dolphins to die in Connyland in the past three years.

WDC has always been critical of the often intensive medicinal treatment of dolphins in zoos and entertainment parks and, at one stage, the Connyland dolphinarium had even accused animal activists of poisoning the dolphins.

About George Berry

George is a member of WDC's Communications team and website coordinator.