Whaling / Culling / Captivity

  1. Updates from OrcaLab on the 2010 meeting of the International Whaling Commission.

  2. June 2010 whaling nation “deal” being considered. Explained by the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society.

  3. Report by the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society about the drivers for wanting to develop the whaling industry = for “new applications for whale oil and other products in pharmaceuticals, health supplements and animal feed”

  4. Animated graphs, etc. Very good summary of historical and modern day whaling from the WDCS .

  5. 2010 IWC “deal” being proposed.

  6. June 20th, Japanese pay whaling chief’s hotel bill

  7. Videos - undercover London Times reporters expose Japan buying the votes of other countries at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meetings.

  8. Brilliant new film (Spring 2009) on dolphin drive hunts in Japan; “The Cove”.  Great website for action and education.

  9. Article on the human social history with cetaceans and modern day whaling (June 2009).

  10. Two Greenpeace activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki are currently (Dec 2008) on bail and awaiting trial in Japan for their role in discovering that prime cuts of whale meat were being smuggled from a whaling ship to crew members for their personal gain, one box alone being valued at US $3,000.

  11.     Dec 11th, 2008 - “Corky’s” 39th year in captivity.  The longest surviving killer whale in captivity and the only survivor of the 6 that were taken from the A5’s 39 years ago. Bulletin from OrcaLab.

  12.     November 2008 - Update on Japan and whaling with data about how little money the whaling actually generates.

  13.     September 2008, IWC meets behind closed doors.

  14.     Updates about the 2008 International Whaling Commission meetings.

  15.     Reports from the OrcaLab on the last International Whaling Commission meeting

  16.     Cetacean Sightings Network

  17.     Petitions against the barbarity of whaling  Whales Revenge  and Echoes in the Blue

  18.     Dolphin drive hunts  background information 

  19.     Petition against Dolphin Drive Hunts  still conducted in Japan. 

  20.     Petition against Canada's harp seal cull from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (March 2007).

  21.     DFO’s perspective on the seal hunt

  22.     Anti-whaling campaign by the Environmental Investigation Agency 

  23.     Greenpeace’s anti-whaling campaign  

  24.     An explanation of the arguments used by pro-whaling nations about why whaling should be "okay." Apparently, whales are "agents of mass digestion." A perspective by Dr. Jonathon Stern. (May 2007)

  25.     Whaling "Completely unnecessary and irredeemably cruel" (Georgina Davis WDCS, Nov 2006) see article 

  26.     History and current issues in whaling from the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society 

  27.     Captivity issues from the WDCS 

  28.     International Whaling Commission’s webpage 

  29.     Inventory of orca in captivity with life spans of the animals

  30.     The Lien report (1999) - review of live-capture and captivity in Canada