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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...

Nearly 500 whales die in New Zealand

https://au.whales.org/2022/10/14/nearly-500-whales-die-in-new-zealand/

More good news for WDC’s End Captivity tour operators campaign

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WDC’s ongoing campaign asking tour operators not to promote cruel whale and dolphin captivity shows received another boost following the news that travel giant Expedia has become the latest company to ban the sale of holidays involving dolphins and whales.

In a statement, Expedia announced that ‘attractions and activities that involve performances by, or interactions with whales and dolphins would no longer be available on their sites.’ The company intends implementing this new policy fully by 2022.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists visit parks and zoos holding whales and dolphins in captivity. This is why we have been  campaigning to persuade the travel industry to stop promoting these 'attractions'.

Our work has helped ban captivity in India, end Virgin Holiday’s support for SeaWorld, prevent beluga whales begin imported in the US for captive facilities, and help create the world's first ocean sanctuary for whales.

Our recent #LockdownNeverEnds campaign saw more than 20,000 people sign our petition asking TUI to stop supporting captivity. We will be seeking to meet with TUI representatives soon to hand over the petition and explore how we can help them become a positive force for whales and dolphins.

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