Skip to content
All news
  • All news
  • About whales & dolphins
  • Corporates
  • Create healthy seas
  • End captivity
  • Prevent deaths in nets
  • Scottish Dolphin Centre
  • Stop whaling
  • Stranding
  • Whale watching

Over 570 whales killed during 2021 hunts in Norway

The highest number of whales killed in Norway since 2016 has been announced just as...
A wild orca in Iceland

Shocking footage of captive orca butting head against wall

Kiska is a wild caught Icelandic orca who has spent the last four decades in...
Atlantic white-sided dolphin

Even locals outraged as 1400 dolphins die in Faroese hunt

Much of the criticism has come from within the country where usually there is a...
Sand art whale and calf on UK beach

WDC joins with BRITA to send plastic pollution warning

To mark the launch of the report, WDC partner BRITA has also revealed worrying survey...

Cruel whale experiments halted

Nets set in Norway to catch minke whales

The widely criticised hearing experiments due to take place on minke whales in the Vestvågøy area of northern Norway have now come to an end with no whales tested.

The authorities behind the experiment have stated that three whales were caught in the huge mile-wide net that was cast to herd migrating juvenile minke whales into an enclosure. However, it would seem that two of the whales were too big to be tested in the small cage, and one smaller whale escaped before he or she could be experimented on.

The researchers aimed to trap young minkes in the pen then test their hearing to determine how they might react to naval sonar and noise from oil and gas exploration.

Thanks to your support, and the backing of over 50 scientists and experts worldwide, we gained huge international awareness for these cruel experiments in recent weeks, and our petition  has reached nearly 90,000 signature in a short space of time.

Whilst we are relieved that no whales had to face being bundled into a cage and electrodes implanted under their skin, we are alarmed that this could still be their fate next year.

Those involved (including the Norwegian Food Safety Authority, the Norwegian Armed Forces Research Institute, and the US Navy) have indicated their intention to try testing again in 2022.

We have asked for a full report from the Norwegian authorities regarding the activities undertaken during these attempted experiments and will be continuing to campaign for this cruel and controversial project to be scrapped altogether.

Help us stop these experiments taking place in the future.

Please make a donation.

 

Keep in touch on Social Media

Leave a Comment