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Antarctic minke whale alongside Japanese whaling ship.

What now for the whales of Japan?

By Chris Butler-Stroud / 28th August 2020

News that Shinzo Abe is stepping down as Japan’s prime minister could be another nail in the coffin for the country’s whaling industry. It offers…

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Whaling: an inconvenient truth – the hunters are not only killing whales, they are killing us too.

By Chris Butler-Stroud / 27th April 2020

As we hope for an end to the coronavirus crisis, we should reflect on another existential threat – the climate change – a threat which…

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The world is watching Japan this Rugby World Cup so let’s Stop Whaling

By Chris Butler-Stroud / 20th September 2019

Today is the start of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.  As a Welshman, I am of course looking forward to the rugby, but…

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Whaling and dolphin hunts in Japan – it’s all money and politics

By Chris Butler-Stroud / 5th September 2019

I have been busy representing WDC in a number of press interviews on the launch of the annual dolphin hunts in Taiji, Japan and the…

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Whaling in Japan, who wins and who loses?

By Chris Butler-Stroud / 28th June 2019

As the G20 global leaders meet in Japan, Whale and Dolphin Conservation’s CEO, Chris Butler-Stroud reflects on the political motivations that keep the whaling industry…

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Will Japan’s new emperor bring new hope for whales?

By Chris Butler-Stroud / 2nd May 2019

This week, Japan’s Emperor Akihito offered his formal abdication to the Japanese people and delivered his last public address as emperor. He is the first…

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