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Whaling is barbaric and cruel.

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Following three years with no whaling in Iceland, the country’s Fisheries Minister recently has cast doubt over the return of the cruel hunts.  Thanks to our supporters, WDC has long campaigned against commercial whaling of both fin and minke whales in Iceland, and the transit of fin whale meat to Japan, and so the latest announcement by the Minister is extremely positive for our campaign.

But whilst countries like Japan and Norway continue to kill whales and dolphins, our work to end hunting continues.  Last year, between June - November, Japanese whalers slaughtered 187 Bryde's whales and 25 sei whales during their commercial hunts.

There is no place for whaling in the 21st century.

In times of climate crises, the killing of any whales is nothing short of ecocide. It is utterly inexcusable, especially given the essential role whales play as our allies in the battle against the climate emergency.  We can't let commercial whaling continue and we must help whale populations recover.

Will you help us today with a donation so we can continue our work?

Over 100,000 dolphins, small whales, and porpoises are also killed in various countries each year. We simply cannot let this happen.

Will you help us with a donation today? With your gift our whaling team will:

  • Intensify our relationships with Japanese campaigners. The change will come from within Japan and so our work with these colleagues is crucial.
  • Work closely with partner charities and government departments to leverage diplomatic pressure on Japan and Norway.
  • End the movement of whale meat through UK and EU ports, making it unviable to ship whale meat to Japan from Iceland and Norway.
  • Partner with organisations in Norway to change public opinion on whaling and build an anti-whaling movement there.

Thank you so much for your support, we truly appreciate it.

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