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Whales an open target for suffering
Whales are left to suffer cruel deaths for the commercial supply of meat in Norway while regulations protect farm animals from pain at slaughter, according to a new report from the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Proposed dolphin scheme in Thailand thwarted
WSPA is pleased to report that plans to build the facility have been abandoned. You can help WSPA protect dolphins by letting us know whenever you hear about a new captive dolphin facility being proposed in your community.

Costa Rica celebrates first Whale and Dolphin Festival
The Costa Rican Coalition for Whales celebrated the country’s first Whale and Dolphin Festival this month, introducing yet more people to the breathtaking joys of humane whale watching.

Petition to end a captive dolphin program on the Las Vegas strip
The two groups immediately filed a joint complaint requesting that The Mirage’s permit request be denied based on their dismal animal care record and transport concerns, among other issues.

Japanese dolphin slaughter protests on September 25, 2007
This year on September 25th, WSPA and dolphin advocates around the world will stage an international day of protest against Japan's bloody drive fisheries.

WSPA Report Reveals Plight of Captive Dolphins in Holiday Hotspots
The report describes in detail the state of the two countries’ captive dolphin facilities which are largely found in or near resorts frequented by international tourists.

September brings hope and despair for dolphins
However, holding a marine mammal in captivity, taking a marine mammal from the wild, and importing or exporting marine mammals is allowed with a permit approved by the Minister of Conservation.

Dying to entertain you
In what WSPA considers to be a sad reminder of the unacceptable cruelty inherent to keeping dolphins in captivity, Sharky suffered head injuries and died soon afterwards. Scientists estimate that for every wild dolphin taken captive, another is injured or killed in the process.

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