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US government refuses to shield endangered right whales from lethal ship collisions

The Biden administration in the US has denied an emergency petition that seeks to protect...

Automated cruelty – vending machines in Japan now dispense dead whale

In an effort to prop up the cruel and declining whale hunting industry in Japan,...

The Yogscast raises an ocean-sized donation for WDC

The New Year started with a bang for whales and dolphins thanks to Bristol-based gaming...
Russia captive orca NARNIA_2017_2 CREDIT Oxana Fedorova

Narnia the orca dies at Russian dolphinarium

Narnia the orca performs in Russia © Oxana Fedorova Narnia, a wild orca taken from...

Shipping company vows not to transport anymore whale meat

A shipment of fin whale meat from Iceland to Japan is to be returned after a controversy surrounding paperwork caused the cargo to be removed at the port of Hamburg, Germany.

German customs officials impounded the meat (which had been listed as ‘frozen fish’ on some cargo documents) but, by the time the correct paperwork was obtained a second vessel that was to take the cargo to Japan had sailed. Following a public outcry in Germany, the company involved in the shipment from Iceland, Samskip has now decided that it will stop transporting whale meat to Europe.

Read more about how EU ports are helping the trade in whale meat.

Help us stop the killing of endangered fin whales in Iceland.

About George Berry

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