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From managing commercial slaughter to saving the whale – the International Whaling Commission at 75

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From managing commercial slaughter to saving the whale – the International Whaling Commission at 75

By Chris Butler-Stroud / 30th November 2021

Governments come together under the auspices of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to make decisions that affect whales (and more recently dolphins and porpoises too)…

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Whale meat is not a traditional Norwegian dish – don’t believe the hype

By Chris Butler-Stroud / 6th October 2020

Covid-19 appears to have been born out of the cruelty of keeping live animals in a Chinese ‘wet market’. Its impacts have been devastating for…

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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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