All Press Releases for Whales

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 »
Archive photo from 2005 departure ©IFAW
28th December 2012
The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) is disappointed that the Japanese government continues to prop up this needless slaugh Read more »
Republic of Korea praised for rejecting cruel whaling plans
5th December 2012
The Republic of Korea has abandoned its plans to resume whaling, following international outcry. Tens of thousands of people around the world, many of them IFAW supporters, emailed the Korean government in protest after it announced its intention to Read more »
Japan’s appetite for whale meat wanes along with support for whaling
27th November 2012
– Despite thousands of whales still being cruelly harpooned for commercial reasons each year, whale meat consumption in Japan along with support for whaling are both surprisingly low, polling released today by the International Fund for Animal Read more »
EU Parliament calls on Japan to stop whaling or risk harpooning trade talks
25th October 2012
The European Parliament today called for an end to Japanese so-called ‘scientific whaling’ as part of a resolution on EU-Japan trade talks. The adopted text notes the serious divergences between the EU and Japan on issues related to the m Read more »