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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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Lottie and Ed outside the Norwegian parliament

We’re working within Norway to end whaling

More whales are killed each year by Norwegian whalers than in Japan and Iceland. But we’ve learnt that international protests and criticism won’t end the hunts. Change must come from within Norway. So, we’re adopting a fresh approach by working with likeminded organisations and activists in Norway to inspire Norwegian people to bring an end to the hunts.

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Minke whale dies before cruel hearing experiments begin

Nets set in Norway to catch minke whales A cruel and pointless experiment to test the hearing of live minke whales in Norway has claimed the life of a whale even before it has got underway. The minke died after becoming trapped in nets being made ready for the experiments. The nets were damaged by…

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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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