Aug 31, 2011
A new comprehensive study on “The Economics of Seal Hunting and Seal Watching in Namibia,” commissioned by several international animal welfare organizations, demonstrates that seals are worth far more alive than dead. Comparing the most recent figures available for both industries, the report concludes that the annual Namibian seal slaughter poses a major risk to the far more lucrative seal watching tourism industry.
Jul 11, 2011
Today, whaling nations at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) rejected recommendations derived from an expert Animal Welfare and Ethics workshop sponsored by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and tabled by the UK government.
Jul 07, 2011
As the world prepares for the 63rd International Whaling Commission (IWC) Annual Meeting, the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) – which has offices in the U.S., Europe, Central America and many other areas across the world – has partnered with the UK government to put whale welfare on the agenda. Together, they are championing a new report that will hopefully spark much-needed progress in the protection of whales from cruelty.
Apr 05, 2011
Today, during the first week of the Norwegian whaling season, three animal welfare organizations released a new economic study, revealing that the Norwegian public’s appetite for whale meat is at an all-time low. The report – from the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), NOAH-for dyrs rettigheter and Dyrebeskyttelsen Norge – also indicates that Norway’s whaling industry is unlikely to survive without substantial financial support at taxpayers’ expense.
Feb 18, 2011
Deliberate disruption by activists is said to have forced the Japanese whalers to leave the Southern Ocean – which is comprised of the Great Southern Ocean, the Antarctic Ocean and the South Polar Ocean – after reportedly killing only a fraction of their self-allocated quota of 935 minke, 50 fin and 50 humpback whales.
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