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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...

SeaWorld's woes continue as profits drop

SeaWorld’s latest set of financial results, for the 2nd quarter of the year, have produced another set of disappointing figures with attendances, profits and revenue all down, more than analysts had predicted.

Earnings dropped a staggering 84% compared with a year ago. This came despite a series of discounts, promotions and a revamped marketing campaign aimed at winning back visitors. SeaWorld admitted it faces “brand challenges in California”. The company launched a major marketing campaign earlier this year in an attempt to combat the negative publicity it received following the release of the documentary Blackfish and its continued justification for keeping orcas in captivity.

Find out more about why orcas should not be held in captivity.

About George Berry

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