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Gravic Group are making waves for Climate Giants

We are thrilled to welcome Gravic Group as a new corporate partner for 2024-2025. Printing...
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Hunts to return in Iceland as bleak summer for whales looms

After a long wait, the decision on whether fin whale hunts in Iceland can go...
WDC's Stop whaling campaigners Carla and Luke visit Michelin HQ

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We are delighted to announce that we are now working with Michelin, one of the...
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Government report shows whales continue to suffer in Icelandic hunts

The Icelandic government's Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST - the country's expert council on animal...

Māori king declares rights for whales in New Zealand

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New Zealand’s Māori king and other native leaders across the Pacific region have signed a declaration that recognises whales as legal persons.

The move is an attempt to protect the rights of whales (such as freedom of movement) and could help restore their numbers and push national governments for more protection for whale populations in the future.

Whales face many threats each and everyday including from those countries that still allow whale hunting. Moves to create legal personhood for whales can provide these sentient beings with rights in a similar way that we humans have.

Like us, whales and dolphins are intelligent beings capable of experiencing pleasure and suffering pain. And like us they have culture and societies all of their own. This is why we believe whales and dolphins should have special recognition, and deserve the kind of protection that only comes with legal rights.

Read more about why we are campaigning for whale and dolphin rights