Norway Planning Auditory Experiment Using Whales

Norway Planning Auditory Experiment Using Whales

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and other welfare groups are calling attention to a planned experiment in Norway using captured minke whales, according to an email from Animal Welfare Institute. Organizations are urging the Norwegian Food Safety Authority to revoke an approval that could be harmful to whales. According to permits discovered by AWI, the […]

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Seaspiracy: Should marine life be treated as seafood or as wildlife?

Seaspiracy Controversial Documentary: Should marine life be treated as seafood or as wildlife?

If you’re wondering how detrimental eating fish is, sea for yourself: In the new Netflix documentary Seaspiracy, director Ali Tabrizi lays bare how commercial fishing devastates marine animals—and what will happen if humans continue to consume fish. Created by the same team that made the illusion-shattering feature Cowspiracy, Seaspiracy goes below the surface to reveal […]

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Petition: Demand Norway Phase Out Whaling

Petition: Demand Norway Phase Out Whaling

Whales are beautiful, intelligent, majestic creatures. Sadly, hundreds of thousands of them die as a result of bycatch, shipping accidents, plastic pollution, among other man-made issues every year. In 1986, a moratorium from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) banned commercial whaling; however, Iceland, Norway, and Japan refuse to comply. Whaling involves harpooning a whale that […]

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‘Minke whales for dinner’: Norway’s controversial whale hunt is still on

‘Minke whales for dinner’: Norway’s controversial whale hunt is still on

Norway plans to kill up to 1,278 minke whales this year, according to a recent announcement made by the country’s fisheries ministry. This is the same quota as the previous two years, although whalers only killed 503 common minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) in 2020, and 429 in 2019. “Norwegian whaling is about the right to […]

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Norway Releases 2021 Hunting Quota for Over 1200 Minke Whales

Norway Releases 2021 Hunting Quota for Over 1200 Minke Whales

According to the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), Norway has issued a kill quota for over 1,200 whales for the 2021 whaling season. This issuance is despite a global moratorium on whaling. During Norway’s 2020 season, over 500 whales were killed. The government also relaxed several whaling regulations so additional vessels could join the hunt. Whalers […]

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Norway Continues Whale Slaughter with 2021 Hunting Quota

Norway Continues Whale Slaughter with 2021 Hunting Quota

Washington, DC—In defiance of a global moratorium on commercial whaling, Norway has again issued an annual kill quota of 1,278 minke whales for the 2021 whaling season. On Friday, Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen, Norway’s Minister of Fisheries and Seafood, announced the quota, which remains unchanged from last year. Ingebrigtsen said he hopes the “upward trend in […]

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Campaigners condemn killing of minke whale trapped in nets in Japan

Campaigners condemn killing of minke whale trapped in nets in Japan

Animal welfare campaigners have condemned the killing of a trapped minke whale off the coast of Taiji, a town in Japan best known for its annual dolphin cull. The young whale, which had been trapped inside nets since 24 December, was killed early on Monday morning before being taken ashore wrapped in blue tarpaulin, according […]

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Blue Whales Return to South Georgia from Antarctica after 100 Years

Blue Whales Return to South Georgia from Antarctica after 100 Years

Endangered blue whales, the largest animal in history, have returned to waters of South Georgia, close to Antarctica after 100 years of near extinction. Scientists have recorded dozens of whales in the area after only a single whale had been viewed between 1998 and 2018.  “We’ve had indications in previous years that there might […]

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