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Dead sperm whale in The Wash, East Anglia, England. © CSIP-ZSL.

What have dead whales ever done for us?

When dead whales wash up on dry land they provide a vital food source for...
Risso's dolphin © Andy Knight

We’re getting to know Risso’s dolphins in Scotland so we can protect them

Citizen scientists in Scotland are helping us better understand Risso's dolphins by sending us their...
Pilot whales pooing © Christopher Swann

Talking crap and carcasses to protect our planet

We know we need to save the whale to save the world because they are...
Fin whale (balaenoptera physalus) Three fin whales Gulf of California.

Speaking truth to power – my week giving whales a voice

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting is where governments come together to make decisions about whaling...

Why do whales and dolphins strand on beaches?

People often ask me 'why' whales and dolphins do one thing or another.  I'm a...
A spinner dolphin leaping © Andrew Sutton/Eco2

Head in a spin – my incredible spinner dolphin encounter

Sri Lanka is home to at least 30 species of whales and dolphins, from the...
Orca (ID171) breaches off the coast of Scotland © Steve Truluck.

Watching whales and dolphins in the wild can be life changing

Whales and dolphins are too intelligent, too large and too mobile to ever thrive in...
Kiska the orca

Real stories from the dark side of captivity

Since we launched our campaign, we've been talking a lot about what a dark place...

Obama Administration acknowledges that Iceland’s whaling is not acceptable or sustainable

Yesterday, the Obama Administration acknowledged that Iceland’s whaling is not acceptable or sustainable.  While falling short of issuing economic sanctions from the US government, Iceland’s whaling company is already feeling economic pressure from consumers.   Highliner Seafoods, one of North America’s largest seafood distributors, recently pledged that it will not purchase seafood products from any company associated with whaling in Iceland.  At the same time, WDC continues to track a shipment of FOUR MILLION POUNDS of whale meat from Iceland. 

Given that Iceland has a thriving whale watching industry, and other Icelandic fishing groups have indicated they are not interested in commercial whaling, it is unfortunate that the arrogance of one man not only sacrifices the lives of endangered fin whales, but holds his own country hostage as a result of a senseless slaughter. 

Thanks to all who have provided funding to our anti-whaling campaign which is only possible as a result of your generosity. To help support our efforts please go to http://adopt-us.whales.org/

About Regina Asmutis-silvia

Executive director - WDC North America