Whales

Whale Hunting

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) placed a moratorium on all commercial whaling in 1986. However Japan, Iceland and Norway continue to hunt whales both commercially and for supposed ‘scientific purposes’; these three countries have slaughtered more than 25,000 whales between them since the moratorium was put in place. Presently whale hunting takes place under three …

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Dolphins Taiji

Dolphin Hunting in Taiji, Japan

It is spring in the southern hemisphere, that happy time of the year that symbolizes new life. But in Taiji, Japan, things are very different – spring symbolizes death – for September heralds the beginning of the annual dolphin hunt, which runs from September through to May the following year, during which time up to …

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