All Press Releases for Whales

First fin whale harpooned in Iceland in three years is brought ashore to protes
18th June 2013
A lone whaler has resumed the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales in Iceland after a three-year hiatus. Two of Kristjan Loftsson’s boats left port in Reykjavik on Sunday evening and one has now arrived at his whaling station in H Read more »
Archive photo ©IFAW
7th May 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) has condemned an apparent decision to resume the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales in Iceland. Kristjan Loftsson, the lone Icelandic whaler responsible for slaughtering 28 Read more »
IFAW calls on Japan to end its cruel whaling for good as fleet returns with lowe
5th April 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) is urging Japan to abandon its dying whaling industry as the fleet returns to port with its lowest Antarctic catch since ‘scientific whaling’ began in 1987. In December last ye Read more »
Japanese Whaling Photos and Video for Press
5th February 2013
Preview images here:   Open publication - Free publishing - More economy   High resolution hand-out images available for download by signing up at www.ifawimages.com. See the current press release. Read our latest Japanese whaling bl Read more »
New research reveals true cost of Japanese whaling
5th February 2013
In a report published today, The Economics of Japanese Whaling, IFAW shows how the Japanese government even diverted tsunami relief funds to support whaling. Annual government subsidies for Japanese whaling average around 782 million yen (US $9.78m), Read more »
Korea rejects sham science, confirms plans to pursue non-lethal whale research i
8th January 2013
The Republic of Korea has confirmed its plans to pursue non-lethal whale research as an alternative to the cruelty of so-called scientific whaling. Tens of thousands of people around the world, many of them IFAW supporters, emailed the Korean governm Read more »