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A dolphin trapped in a fishing net

Study raises concern about methods used to stop dolphins being caught in nets

Dolphins and porpoises continue to die in huge numbers in fishing gear but even some...
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...

Another pod of Risso’s dolphins hunted in Taiji

After almost two weeks without any dolphin hunts in Japan, a pod of Risso’s dolphins was chased and rounded up by fishermen in Taiji on January 5th.  

All 16 individuals were then slaughtered in the cove used by the fishermen to kill the dolphins. Risso’s dolphins have been the hardest hit this drive hunt season, with 150 individuals killed thus far. Of 2,173 dolphins that are allowed to be killed under this season’s hunt quota, at least 296 dolphins from various species have been killed and 90 taken alive into captivity so far. Pilot whales, striped and bottlenose dolphins have also been killed or taken alive into captivity.

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