The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), called on the Icelandic government to heed the international criticism and support responsible whale watching as a humane and profitable alternative to the cruelty of whaling.
The joint demarche, a fRead more »
Patrick Ramage, whale programme director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), said: “The IWC continues its migration from commercial whaling to whale conservation. We are encouraged that the IWC avoided bad compromises and by tRead more »
The new report, ‘Whale Watching Worldwide’ comes as more than 80 countries
debate the future of whaling and whale conservation at the 61st annual meeting
of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Madeira, Portugal.
The newRead more »
IFAW opposes whaling because it
is unacceptably cruel – there is no humane way to kill a whale and research has
shown that whales shot with explosive harpoons can take more than half an hour
to die. Targeting an endangered species also raiseRead more »
Conservation-minded delegates to
the week-long meeting said much is at stake for whales and decades of
international efforts to protect them.
Patrick Ramage, whale programme
director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), saRead more »