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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...

Radisson removes whale meat from hotel menu after complaint from WDC

Radisson Group has agreed to remove whale meat from the menu at one of its hotels in Iceland following pressure from WDC.

Last week, a WDC supporter notified us of whale meat on the menu at the Park Inn Radisson hotel in Keflavik, Iceland and, following consultation with  Inge Huijbrechts, global vice president for responsible business at Radisson Group, it was agreed that the meat will be withdrawn from sale immediately.

Radisson Group, voted one of the ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ for the eighth year running, is proud of its responsible business practices across a host of human rights and environmental issues. Ms Huijbrechts was keen to point out that whale meat is blacklisted under the Group’s contentious foods policy.   

This is not the first time that we have had to remind the Radisson Group of the need to be vigilant to ensure that whale meat does not creep onto the menu in whaling regions, since this has happened a couple of times in recent years at the group’s Radisson Blu hotel at Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway. 

This episode illustrates the important role that our supporters can play in the fight against whaling. In this case, our thanks to one eagle-eyed supporter who notified us and sent a photo of the offending menu. It is vital that tourists don’t support whaling by purchasing whale meat or products when visiting a whaling region. You can read more about that here.