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Japan's whaling fleet departed from their respective ports on the 7th and 8th June and plan to start slaughtering whales just a few days later. The initial catch limit set by the Fisheries Agency is the same as last year, with 150 Bryde's whales and 25 sei whales, and the operation will continue in Japan's exclusive economic zone until November. Japan's commercial whaling resumed in 2019 with the country’s withdrawal from the International Whaling Commissions (IWC), with this year marking its fourth year.

While in Iceland, evidence had emerged of grenade-tipped harpoons failing to explode when fired into fin whales in recent hunts, significantly extending the suffering these whales experience before death.

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 today with a donation so we can collectively end whaling for good?

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 with a donation today? Your gift could:

  • Intensify our relationships with Japanese campaigners. The change has to come from within Japan so building relationships with these colleagues is crucial.
  • Leverage diplomatic pressure on Japan and Norway, alongside partner charities and government departments.
  • 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 to end whaling for good.

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