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Keep pressure on HB Grandi over links to Icelandic whaling

The fin whaling season has once again come to an end in Iceland, this year with 137 endangered fin whales slaughtered for profit. In September, the Environmental Investigation Agency ( EIA), Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) released a joint report Slayed in Iceland and film ahead of a meeting of […]

Focus on whaling nations and the threat to the vaquita

  The 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) ended on September 18 after four days of tough negotiations on a number of key issues affecting the world’s whales, dolphins and porpoises. You can read a handy summary of the major decisions and outcomes of IWC65 at the bottom of this page, but I […]

Iceland’s brutal hunting of endangered whales resumes

Conservation groups condemn resumption of Iceland’s brutal hunt of endangered whales   LONDON: Conservation groups are calling on the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and its member governments to condemn Iceland’s commercial whale hunt following confirmation that the Icelandic whaling company Hvalur hf has killed yet another endangered fin whale. The whale was killed off Iceland’s […]

Iceland gets away with whale slaughter on EU’s doorstep

. In many respects, Iceland is a remarkably attractive country – breath-taking landscapes, plenty of space for its small population, universal health care and tertiary education for its citizens, and a general standard of living that led to the United Nations’ Human Development Index to rank it as the 13th most-developed country in the world […]

Japanese company withdraws fin whale ‘jerky’ pet treats

TOKYO: The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) and the Iruka & Kujira [Dolphin & Whale] Action Network (IKAN) welcome a Japanese company’s decision to stop selling pet treats made from endangered fin whales. The four organisations yesterday expressed dismay that Icelandic whaling company Hvalur hf was exporting […]

Iceland is killing fin whales for Japanese pet treats

TOKYO: Today the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) and the Iruka & Kujira [Dolphin & Whale] Action Network (IKAN) expressed dismay at the sale of Icelandic fin whale meat dog treats in Japan. Although the use of Japanese-caught whale and dolphin meat in pet food in Japan […]

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