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148 more fin whales killed in waters around Iceland

The Icelandic fin whaling season has now ended with a final, grim tally of 148...
Sperm whale underwater

Man arrested on suspicion of selling whale teeth

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Hundreds of whales killed as Norwegian hunt season ends

The end of the whaling season in Norway has been announced with 580 minke whales killed...

Third orca death in 18 months at theme park

Loro Parque tourist attraction in Tenerife, Spain has announced the death of Kohana, a 20-year-old...

Travelling dolphin show is shut down

Dolphin circus in Indonesia

An infamous and cruel travelling dolphin circus in Indonesia has been shut down following years of campaigning by Dolphin Project and local activists, and supported by WDC.

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Indonesia has announced that it will not renew permits for Wersut Seguni Indonesia, the company responsible for the travelling dolphin circus, and so it will now close down.

For many years the dolphins forced to take part in the shows were transported from venue to venue, often spending days at a time in small boxes.

Once the circus set up in a new location the dolphins were forced to perform tricks for food, swam in tiny highly chlorinated pools and made to dance to loud background music.

The public are being encouraged to send a note of thanks to Siti Nurbaya Bakar, Indonesia’s Environment and Forestry Minister @siti.nurbayabakar (Instagram).

WDC is working to establish a sanctuary for beluga whales held in captivity – read more.

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