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Will whale poo help save whales?

Will whale poo help save whales?

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) was founded to regulate whale hunting. But the release today of a new IWC workshop report represents a significant potential shift in its focus, from the slaughter of these magnificent creatures to the important value of live whales for the health of our shared planet. The report confirms the great…

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Norwegian whale slaughter ramps up

Norway’s whale hunters continue to kill large numbers of minke since the hunt season began on 1st April. ‘Last summer marked a four-year high with 503 whales killed’, says WDC anti whaling campaigner Vanessa Williams-Grey. ‘But this year, the whalers seem intent on a record killing spree just to make a point – already killing…

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Japanese whaling ships leave ports to hunt for whales

Two commercial whaling vessels departed on the 10th and 11th of June from the Japanese ports of Shimonoseki and Innoshima to kill up to 187 Bryde’s whales and 25 sei whales. Japan resumed commercial whaling three years ago after leaving the International Whaling Commission (IWC – the body that regulates whaling) and following widespread international…

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Over 100 whales killed in opening days of Norway hunt season

According to reports from Norway, the whale hunting season there has begun with the bloody slaughter of over 140 minke whales in just the first few days. Eight boats have set out so far  and have killed nearly three times the number of minke whales at this stage of the hunts compared with last year.…

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South Korea to get tougher on sale of whale meat

South Korea has toughened existing regulations on the commercial sale of whale and whale products as part of efforts to curb illegal whale hunting activities in local waters. Police in South Korea have frequently caught poachers involved in illegal minke whale hunting that is driven by the vast sums of money that the meat fetches,…

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