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Pilot whales killed in latest Faroese hunt

Pilot whales killed in latest Faroese hunt

The seventh hunt of the season has taken place on the Faroe Islands with a total of 11 pilot whales killed. The slaughter took place in Fuglafirði yesterday and brings the total kills for the 2015 season to 501 pilot whales. Nearly 4,000 pilot whales have been killed since the beginning of 2010, raising serious…

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Cruise lines to stop visits to Faroes

Two major German cruise lines are to stop sending their ships to the Faroe Islands in protest over the bloody whale and dolphin hunts that take place there. Hapag-Lloyd and AIDA cruise lines will now look for alternative destinations to send their vessels, a move that represents a massive blow to the islands, which depends…

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Faroese hunts cause tour operators to rethink trips to the country

The continuing brutal pilot whale hunts in the Faroes have reportedly prompted German shipping giant Hapag Lloyd, which operates luxury cruises that dock in the Faroe Islands, to issue an open letter to the country’s prime minister, Kaj Leo Johannesen, calling for an end to the controversial slaughter. In the letter, the company’s chief executive, Karl J…

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WDC joins worldwide dolphin slaughter protest

Staff from WDC’s offices around the world will join supporters and other concerned members of the public in a number of international demonstrations on the 1st September against Japan’s infamous dolphin slaughter. Thousands of people are expected to join in the ‘Japan Dolphin Day’ protests outside Japanese embassies in cities such as Buenos Aires, London,…

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Brutal Japanese drive hunt season ends but killing goes on

The horrific drive hunt season in Japan has ended but, although a temporary end to the slaughter in Japan is welcome, the drive hunt season for pilot whales carries on until April. Sadly, the fishermen in Taiji also continue to take part in harpoon hunts and ‘small type coastal whaling’ for false killer whales and…

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Scottish Parliamentarian Adds to Concerns Over Drive Hunts in Japan

On the heels of a flurry of diplomatic proclamations condemning the cruelty of the dolphin drive hunts in Japan, a Scottish member of Parliament has joined the refrain and issued a statement to encourage her colleagues to take up action against the hunts. In her statement and motion lodged in the Scottish Parliament on February…

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