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When making money out of whaling is legal under EU rules

Within the European Union it’s strictly against the law to harm a whale or dolphin. This means that it’s highly illegal to go whaling.<p>However, there …

An excellent op-ed by Andrew Revkin in the New York Times,…

An excellent op-ed by Andrew Revkin in the New York Times, following the launch of our new report 'Slayed in Iceland' ...<p>Should Fin Whales Be a Source of Wonder or Meat?<p>... Should fin whales be a source of wonder or meat? I vote for wonder.<p>Here’s the latest:<p>Iceland has long had an on-again, off-again relationship with the international treaty governing commercial whaling. After a moratorium was enacted in 1986, Iceland withdrew. In 2002, the country rejoined but with a reservation that it …

Japan will conduct Pacific whale hunt in wake of court ruling | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Friday it would conduct a sharply scaled down form of its annual Northwest Pacific whaling campaign this year despite an international court ruling last month against the mainstay of its whaling program in the Antarctic.<p>The decision to proceed with the hunt was …

WDC exposes heavy promotion of whale meat to tourists in Greenland

Investigations in Greenland by Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) have revealed whale meat meant for local Greenlandic people is openly on sale to …

Reflecting on the Faroese Pilot Whale Hunt

The following a personal reflection on the Faroese pilot whale hunt and I realise that the views expressed may not be shared by all, however, having …

Whaling plan ‘must pass logic test’

ANTARCTIC waters are likely to face a resumption of so-called scientific whaling next year, as consideration of a proposal to restart the program …

Santa Cruz

UK and Germany reject whaling

The 2014 hunt is currently underway, and to date, more than 100 fin and 22 minke whales have been killed this year.<p>The results of the poll are being …

Wildlife

Iceland resumes fin whale hunting after two-year break

Undercover pictures taken by Greenpeace show a harpooned whale being cut up for meat likely to be exported to Japan<p>Iceland has resumed its commercial hunting of fin whales after a two-year suspension by landing the first of an expected 180 whales in Hvalfjördur. The first kill prompted protests …

Japan's biggest online retailer, Rakuten, ends whale meat sales

Announcement comes after campaigners shamed company over issue and international court banned Southern Ocean hunt<p>The Japanese online retailer Rakuten is to end all online sales of whale and dolphin meat by the end of April after the international court of justice ordered Japan to immediately halt …

Humane Society International Calls on the International Whaling Commission to Curb Violations of Global Moratorium

Delegation heads to Portoroz, Slovenia for four days of talks<p>With the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission set to begin 15 September …

Aboriginal Subsistence Hunting

<i>A Voice From the Sea</i><p>Roger Payne<p>Sept 11, 2014<p>An aboriginal subsistence quota for whaling is only supportable as a category if it is reserved for …

Worldnews - Whaling can harm the seafood business, reports warns

Several NGOs strengthen efforts to put an end to commercial whaling. (Photo Credit: International Whaling Commission)<p>Whaling can harm the seafood …

Who really benefits from the EU Commission’s drive to deliver Greenland a quota?

With apologies to Abba Eban, one used to be able to say that <i>‘the EU could always be counted on to do the right thing...but only after they have</i> …

Sometimes there are no words

11 September 2014 - 5:25pm<p><b>Date: September 3rd, 2014.</b><p><b>Destination: Iceland</b><p><b>Location: Whaling station, Hvalfjörður</b><p><b>Target: Fin whale #109 of the season</b><p>The …

Governments and Retailers Must Act to Halt Iceland's Slaughter of Endangered Fin Whales | Animal Welfare Institute

<b>LONDON</b>—A new report today calls for the international community and vested commercial interests to take tough action to end Iceland’s ongoing …

Greenland targeting tourists with whale meat

<b>Introduction</b><p>In August and September 2014, WDC carried out a series of investigations into the sale of whale meat and products to tourists in …

WDC warns of crunch time for the whales as IWC65 opens

WDC campaigners are in Portoroz, Slovenia for the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) which opens today. The IWC currently …

Opposition MPs in Iceland demand economic review of whaling, fearing reputational damage far outweighs any economic benefits

Nine cross-party opposition MPs led by Sigríður Ingibjörg Ingadóttir have <b>tabled a motion</b> in the Icelandic parliament demanding an economic review of …

Iceland's fin whales are endangered. Stop this bloody cull

We know so little about fin whales. The resumption of whaling shows the global market prevailing over common sense<p>Last night, Hvalur 8 and 9, two whaling vessels owned by millionaire entrepreneur Kristjan Loftsson, left Reykjavik harbour in Iceland, bound on a north-westerly course for the open …

The 2014 IWC Meeting

Pro-Whalers and the Conservation Countries are once again meeting to debate the future of whaling<p>The International Whaling Commission now meets every …

Iceland's whaling and whale meat exports - the IWC must act!

Iceland claims its whaling is sustainable when the best available scientific evidence reveals that its fin whale quota is more than three times …

Norwegians Hate Whale Meat. So Why Does the Country Insist on Whaling?

By Brian Palmer, <i>OnEarth</i><p>Norwegians killed 729 whales this year, marking the largest catch in two decades. The hunt persists despite a more than 30-year ban on commercial whaling worldwide, making Norway one of only three countries that continue to flout international restrictions. The deputy …