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Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have slaughtered at least two fin whales, the first...
Humpback whale underwater

Humpback whale rescued from shark net in Australia

A humpback whale and her calf have managed to escape after becoming entangled in a...
Humpback whales in Alaska

Pumps and conveyor belts. How could more whales help save us?

We are excited to announce backing for two ground-breaking research projects to assess the little...
Amazon River dolphin (Boto)

River dolphins observed playing with anaconda

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WDCS Raises Global Awareness For Whale Rights

As well as protecting whales and dolphins, and campaigning to stop the threats they face on a daily basis, WDCS is also working towards recognizing rights for these creatures. What does that mean?

Science now shows us just how intelligent some whales and dolphins are and that they often live in close social groups, some passing on knowledge from one generation to the next, that they play games just for fun, and we even know that some are smart enough to use tools; bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay, Australia, put sponges on their beaks to find prey. Groups of humpback whales have even been discovered  picking up the songs of other social groups, in a similar way to how pop songs are transmitted between our own cultures.

So, we think they deserve their own rights and we have been telling the world this week:

Daily Mail (UK national newspaper)
 
The Guardian (UK National newspaper)

BBC Radio (UK) (not available outside the UK)
 
Why not join our quest for whale and dolphin rights and sign the declaration.