Petition: Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises Face Unprecedented Risk of Extinction, Hundreds of Scientists Warn

Petition: Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises Face Unprecedented Risk of Extinction, Hundreds of Scientists Warn

More than 350 scientists and conservationists from 40 countries are calling for global action to protect whales, dolphins, and porpoises from extinction. In a letter, the global coalition of scientists and conservationists warn that more than half of all living cetacean species now have a concerning conservation status: 13 species are “Critically Endangered” or “Endangered,” […]

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Fisherman filmed holding baby dolphin underwater before slaughter in Japan’s ‘Red Cove’

Fisherman is filmed holding a dolphin calf underwater before dragging it under a tarpaulin to be killed in Japan’s infamous Red Cove

A fisherman has been filmed holding a baby dolphin underwater before slaughtering it in Japan’s infamous ‘Red Cove’. The horrifying scenes were recorded in September in Taiji, a small coastal town in Wakayama Prefecture, which was the filming location for the 2009 documentary The Cove.  Ren Yabuki, Director of animal rights NGO the Life […]

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Petition: Cruel Commercial Whaling and Seal Hunts Continue as “Essential” Activities During Coronavirus Pandemic

Petition: Cruel Commercial Whaling and Seal Hunts Continue as “Essential” Activities During Coronavirus Pandemic

While most of the world is on lockdown in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the deadly pandemic sweeping the world, some countries are still continuing cruel activities. Japan and Norway have decided that commercial whale hunting, a horrible practice, is “essential.” Despite the global ban by International Whaling Commission on commercial whaling […]

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In Sri Lanka, gillnets targeting tuna claim dolphin lives

In Sri Lanka, gillnets targeting tuna claim dolphin lives

COLOMBO — For Nilantha Kodithuwakku, a naturalist involved in whale and dolphin-watching operations, it’s always a spectacular scene to witness pods of playful dolphins jumping and spinning in the air. But occasionally the scene he encounters is of dolphin carcasses, either floating or washed ashore, with the tail flukes missing.Charles Anderson, a marine biologist based […]

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Petition: Ban Gillnets that are Responsible for Killing Thousands of Dolphins

Petition: Ban Gillnets that are Responsible for Killing Thousands of Dolphins

Around the world, fishermen use gillnets to catch tuna. But they don’t just catch tuna. Sadly, other fish and marine animals become “bycatch” like sea turtles, sharks, and cetaceans. Dolphins, in particular, are killed by the tens of thousands by this fishing technique. A recent study found that “More than 80% of Indian Ocean dolphins […]

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