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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...

Kelly Slater latest high profile critic of SeaWorld

11-time World Surfing Champion, Kelly Slater, has become the latest person to add their voice to the groundswell of criticism aimed against SeaWorld and its continuing display of orcas in captivity.

The surfer, currently taking part in an event in Fiji, had hoped to get his views across in a written statement to SeaWorld to be presented at their latest shareholders meeting. Unfortunately, it failed to get through to the web-based gathering.

Slater has spoken out on several occasions in recent months on the captivity issue on his social media channel as well as having his boards given an artistic makeover with orca designs.

Kelly Slater - surfer

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