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More important ocean areas for whales and dolphin protection identified

Scientists and observers from many different countries have identified and mapped 36 new Important Marine...

Whale meat fetches record high at Japan auction

Sei whale meat is being sold at a record high in Japan according media reports...

Rescuers find young girl’s body surrounded by dolphins

Reports from South Africa about a tragic drowning off Llandudno beach, Cape Town say that...
The Yushin Maru catcher ship of the Japanese whaling fleet injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt, and takes a further three harpoon shots before finally killing the badly injured fleeing whale. Finally they drowned the mammal beneath the harpooon deck of the ship to kill it.  Southern Ocean.  07.01.2006

Moves to overturn whaling ban rejected

Last week, the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC, the body that regulates...

Swim With Dolphins In The Cove Where They Are Slaughtered

Taiji, the Japanese town made infamous by the brutal dolphin hunts that take place there each year, is now offering opportunities for tourists to swim with those animals captured in the very same hunts.

The cove, whose waters run red with the blood between September and April each year, is netted off during the summer months with dolphins brought over from the nearby Taiji Whale Museum for people to swim with.

It is incomprehensible for WDCS to imagine swimming in a cove with dolphins captured during the brutal slaughter that takes place for nearly eight months of the year. This is just another way for the town to exploit dolphins and another atrocity to add to the list of crimes against dolphins being committed in Taiji, Japan.

WDCS position on swimming with dolphins