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New rules but same old cruelty in Faroe Islands whaling

. No sooner was it announced that the Government of the Faroe Islands will implement new legislation on May 1, 2015 requiring the certification of anyone wishing to participate in the killing of pilot whales, than we learnt of the horrific slaughter of 267 pilot whales in Fuglafjørður on July 30. This mass butchery followed […]

Greens on the Green – all you need to know in one place!

Greens on the Green Islington Green, London N1 July 13, 2013 from 11am to 7pm   EIA’s Greens on the Green fair will take place on Islington Green, London on July 13, 2013 – and you’re invited! We hope this summer event will provide a platform to meet supporters and introduce new people to our […]

The Norway whaling probe that led to EIA’s creation

. Some 30 years ago, in June 1983, I was aboard the 116ft North Sea trawler the Balaenoptera with a wonderful crew of volunteers. Our aim was to document Norwegian whaling – something no-one had done before. The momentous decision to end all commercial whaling by 1986 had been made the year before by the […]

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 […]

The shocking impacts of plastic pollution in our oceans

. We live in an increasingly throw-away society, but what are the true environmental costs of our perfectly packaged products? Since plastic production began in the 1950s, plastic debris has been accumulating in our marine environment. In just one week, from bottled water alone, the US produces enough discarded bottles to circle the planet five […]

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