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Norway’s government ignores science and increases whale kill quotas

Norway’s government ignores science and increases whale kill quotas

Norway’s government has increased the total number of whales allowed to be killed by hunters this season to 1157 individuals – 157 more than last year. Norway continues these cruel minke whale hunts by ‘objecting’ to the global ban on commercial whaling. The whalers carry out this slaughter despite falling demand for whale meat in the…

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UK government rejects chance to protect whales and dolphins

The government has formally rejected almost all of the crucial recommendations made in a House of Commons Committee report published during the summer, which pointed out alarming gaps in the UK’s current efforts to protect whales and dolphins. ‘Protecting Marine Mammals in the UK and Abroad’ was released by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs…

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Norway ups whale kill numbers and removes whale welfare protections

The whale hunting season in Norway has begun on the back of disturbing announcements from the country’s government stating the number of whales that can be killed (quota) will increase, whilst measures in place to protect whale welfare will be removed. The number of whales that the government will allow hunters to slaughter will go…

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Hundreds of whales killed as Norwegian hunt season ends

The end of the whaling season in Norway has been announced with 580 minke whales killed by 13 hunting vessels in just under six months. Norway’s minister of fisheries had set a quota (number that can be killed) of 917 whales for this season. Thankfully that number was not reached but this was still the deadliest…

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Japan begins commercial whaling season

Japanese whalers have left port to begin this year’s annual hunt for whales and could kill up to 150 Bryde’s whales and 25 sei whales by the time the season finishes in mid-November. This year’s hunt is scheduled to begin on 13th of June with the whaling ship Yushin Maru No.3 and its mother ship…

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