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Disney artist and WSPA celebrate the Caribbean’s whales
The completed, colourful wall will support the Caribbean anti-whaling movement and celebrate the successful whale watching industry as a more humane and profitable alternative to whaling.

The whales granted a reprieve at the International Whaling Commission
WSPA is happy that the whales have been given a reprieve and urge the IWC member states to use the “cooling off period to consider the inherent cruelty of whaling.

An end to Whaling in Iceland
Claire Bass, Marine Mammals Program Manager, comments “WSPA applauds the Icelandic government’s historic decision to stop commercial whaling and is pleased that the Icelandic market for whale-watching continues to flourish - making the most of the whales in their waters by watching – not killing them.

Iceland resumes commercial whaling
WSPA and the WSPA-run Whalewatch Coalition have called the decision a blatant disregard for the cruelty of modern whaling that has the potential to threaten endangered whale species.

WSPA sponsors Caribbean conference
Hosted by WSPA member societies the Antigua and Barbuda Humane Society and the Pegasus Foundation, and sponsored by WSPA, key topics of discussion included disaster management, animal welfare and humane stray control and marine mammal issues that affect the region.

Appalling new footage shows cruelty of Norwegian whaling
WSPA has released new footage showing a minke whale suffering for more than 20 minutes - and potentially 2 hours – after being shot by an exploding harpoon.

World welcomes news that Japan will spare humpbacks
WSPA welcomes the news that Japan is no longer seeking to kill 50 humpback whales in their current Antarctic hunt.

WSPA’s evidence critical in victory for whale welfare
WSPA’s undercover investigation revealed that 25% of whales killed by Greenland – which they are permitted to hunt only for aboriginal subsistence purposes – are sold commercially, resulting in significant profit and exploding the myth that their whaling quotas are purely subsistence based.

Spring brings bloody waters in Norway - the whaling season has started
Sadly this will be the first of up to 1,052 whales which Norway is set to kill this season, in hunts which result in prolonged and extreme suffering as many whales do not die straight away.

Surrounded by protests on all sides, Japan quits whale hunt mid-season
Following intense stand-offs with activists, Japan has pulled out of its annual whale hunt in the Southern Ocean mid-season.

Orca attacks SeaWorld trainer
This repeated aggressive behaviour is doubly concerning as it reveals the serious welfare risk to both people and animals for the sake of entertainment.

Pro-whalers may seize International Whaling Commission
While this does not mean that Japan could overturn the ban on commercial whaling (which would require a ¾ vote), it does have serious implications for the work carried out at the meeting - - and for whales.

WSPA condemns alleged Japanese whaling plans
WSPA condemns reported attempts by the Chair of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to strike a deal enabling Japan to resume commercial whaling, when all credible science tells us there is no humane way to kill a whale at sea.

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