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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...

Fishermen kill beaked whale in Japan

Fishermen in Japan have killed the first Baird’s beaked whale of the season which runs until the end of July. They have been given a quota of ten whales by the Japanese government for 2016.

The 10-metre female whale weighed around ten tonnes. WDC is very concerned about the welfare and conservation impacts of these unregulated and extremely cruel hunts.

More on whaling in Japan

About George Berry

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