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Latest Taiji slaughter season ends with many dolphins killed

Latest Taiji slaughter season ends with many dolphins killed

Fishermen in the coastal town of Taiji, Japan have ended this season’s brutal dolphin hunt and, according to local sources, have killed or captured over 550 whales and dolphins. Species killed include Risso’s and striped dolphins as well as melon-headed whales and short-finned pilot whales. These drive hunts run from September to March or April…

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Atlantic white-sided dolphin

Faroese Aquaculture Association calls for ban on dolphin hunts

The Faroese Aquaculture Association has joined calls for the country’s prime minister to ban dolphin hunting, following the terrible events last September when 1,423 Atlantic white-sided dolphins were killed in local waters. In a press release, the Association highlights the negative impact that criticism around the hunts has had on local businesses, which are very…

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Fin whale

Minister casts doubt over future of whaling in Iceland

Cruel hunts could end in 12 months Following three years with no whaling in Iceland, the country’s Fisheries Minister has cast doubt over the return of the cruel hunts. In an article published by local news outlet Morgunblaðið, Svandís Svavarsdóttir, Iceland’s Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries said that there is now little justification for…

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Atlantic white-sided dolphin

EU countries condemn hunt of Atlantic white-sided dolphins in Faroe Islands

Member countries of the European Union (EU) have issued a strongly-worded statement to the International Whaling Commission, criticising the horrific killing of Atlantic white-sided dolphins last September in the Faroe Islands. The event, in which over 1,400 dolphins were killed, received condemnation from both within the Faroe Islands and across the globe. The Faroese Government has…

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50-Year Vision launched to save whales and dolphins from extinction

WDC has joined the world’s leading wildlife protection and conservation organisations urging the 88 member countries of the International Whaling Commission (IWC – the body that regulates whaling) to adopt a new 50-Year Vision to save whales, dolphins and porpoises from extinction in the face of increasing ocean threats. The vision document has been launched…

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