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Hunting against better knowledge

Norway’s whale hunt: fallen out of time Wädenswil, 9th April 2020: The 1st of April marked the start of the annual whaling season in Norway with a self-allocated quota of 1,278 animals. The first minke whale was killed already. Norway’s quota is five times higher than...

740 dolphins fell victim to the drive hunts in Japan

March 1st is a pleasant day not only as the first day of meteorological spring, but also because it marks the end of the drive hunt season in Taiji, Japan. In this coastal fishing village, boats drive dolphins into a cove every winter. These drives alone are dreadful...

New research findings emphasise the call for quieter oceans

Actually, we don’t need any more studies to prove that underwater noise has a negative impact on whales, but new research underscores the already loud call for quieter oceans. Two current studies look into the effects of noise on beaked whales and minke whales. Beaked...