Whales

A Compassionate Voice

Sharon Bull | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

I lost my job as a top sales executive with a British brand leader, my company car, wardrobe of designer clothes and shoes, credit cards, my home and consequently my self-respect, because I placed all this material stuff above everything else.

Whaling: Japan Asks the Questions!

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

Japan should note that the commitment of those peoples and nations that see no place for whaling for profit in the modern world remains strong and, if anything, the current Japanese inquisition will be causing them to sharpen up their arguments and resolve against commercial whaling.

This Is Modern Life, In One Depressing Photograph

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Tech

The primary function of social media appears to be a long, increasingly effective attempt to sum up the entirety of modern life in one picture. Las...

Sea Shepherd is Free to Return to the Faroe Islands in 2015

Captain Paul Watson | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Captain Paul Watson

The problem for the Faroese is, how do you ban Sea Shepherd volunteers who happen to be members of the European Union (EU)? Banning members of the EU could cause a retaliation of banning Faroese citizens from Europe.

Trafalgar Square Highlights Taiji

Sharon Bull | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

Saturday January 17th 2015, I joined over a thousand people in London's winter sunshine, helping to raise awareness about the truth behind dolphin and whale captivity.

Sea Shepherd Activist Melissa Sehgal Denied Entry Into Japan to Document Taiji Dolphin Slaughter

Melissa Sehgal | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK
Melissa Sehgal

Sehgal's entry denial follows a pattern of denials the Cove Guardians have experienced recently. Scott West, Sea Shepherd Director of Intelligence and Investigations, was also denied entry late last season, and several high profile veteran Cove Guardians have been denied entry this season. Other veterans have made it through and the campaign has continued undaunted.

Taiji's Link to Captivity

Sharon Bull | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

Following on from my article 'Taiji Culture, Tradition or Greed' published on November 28th 2014, I would like to introduce you to Rachel Barton. In October this year she made what I would call an extremely difficult decision to travel to Taiji and witness first-hand the merciless and continuous dolphin drives that take place there.

Taiji Japan - We Will Make a Difference!

Sharon Bull | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

Heralded as one of the biggest animal rights demonstrations in the UK, I joined more than a thousand voices in a peaceful protest, raising awareness to the annual barbaric slaughter and captivity of dolphins in Taiji Japan...

Cetaceans, Captures, Culture and Celebration in Quito

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

Days ago, from a conference center perched on the edge of the bustling mountain city of Quito, Ecuador, delegates to the Convention on Migratory Species made an urgent and unprecedented call to end the live capture of whales and dolphins. This is the first time that any international body has called for this cruel and unnecessary threat to cetaceans to end.

What Does a Whale Know?

Philippa Brakes | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK
Philippa Brakes

What do humpback whale song, Beyoncé and a book for Christmas all have in common? Well, it has something to do with how you came to learn about them.

Where Conservation Meets the Sea

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

An estimated 6.4 million tonnes of marine litter is dumped in oceans every year. In hotspots more than 3.5 million pieces of litter can occur per square kilometre. Plastic, which constitutes between 60 and 80 percent of marine debris, does not biodegrade and can persist in the marine environment for hundreds to thousands of years.

Planet Appetite: Chaaya Blu Resort, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Rupert Parker | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The East coast of Sri Lanka is still relatively unspoilt and Chaaya Blu, on Uppuveli beach, just outside Trincomalee is an idyllic seaside resort.

Carry on Whaling

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

Countries worldwide must take decisive and meaningful action to bring the slaughter to an end, and the démarche is a good start on this march towards a fully effective worldwide ban on commercial killing of the whales.

Watch As Another Kayaker Has An Incredible Close Encounter With A Humpback Whale

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Guys! (By which we mean 'Kayakers!') You gotta stop getting so close to whales! Actually: don't. Because the world of viral videos would be much po...

Watch The Amazing Moment A Whale Lifted Kayakers Out Of The Water

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Comedy

A father and daughter just had a close encounter of the marine kind off the coast of Argentina. The pair were kayaking close to two whales when one...

THIS. IS. TERRIFYING: 80ft Long Blue Whale Capsizes Boat Off The Coast Of California (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

This is the stomach-churning moment a pair of 80ft long blue whales capsized a 21ft boat just off the coast of California. Wildlife photographer D...

Sea Shepherd Slam 'Desperate' Whalers As Hunting Season Starts In Japan

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK

Conservationists have spoken out after gruesome images emerged this week of a dead whale being carved up in front of a group of schoolchildren in Wada...

PHOTO: This Is The Incredible Moment A Whale Came 'Flying' At A Boat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

This incredible picture captured the moment a whale came flying towards a boat of stunned spectators. Whale watchers near Maui were given quite the...

Whale Meat 'On Sale At European Food Fair'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A dish of smoked minke whale with blueberry jam is being sold at a major European food and agricultural fair, campaigners have said. Whale and Dol...

WATCH: Stranded Whales in New Zealand Euthanised

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Frantic attempts to save eight whales who became stranded on New Zealand's South Island have ended in tragedy. Thirteen pilot whales from the pod b...

Whale Meat Used In Icelandic Beer 'Will Make Vikings Of Drinkers', Promises Brewery

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

An Icelandic brewery has reportedly teamed up with a whaling company to create… you guessed it, a beer containing extracts of whale. The 5.2% co...

Are These The World's First Conjoined Gray Whale Twins? (VIDEO, PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Images and footage of what could be the first documented discovery of conjoined gray whale calves have emerged. The shots were posted to the Guerr...

Beyonce- If I Were a Vegan

Victoria Martindale | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Martindale

It seems to be an endemic misunderstanding that veganism is what people eat, or don't eat, and that's all there is to being a vegan. Even Beyonce hasn't quite got the hang of the whole vegan thing.

Taiji Claims They Can Have Their Dolphins and Eat Them Too

Melissa Sehgal | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Melissa Sehgal

Visualise dolphins jumping and performing tricks for tourists as they clap and cheer. Children laughing as their parents sit nearby. Then visualise the fresh scent of newly spilled blood, the screams of mothers as their babies are ripped from their sight and dead bodies being dragged away one by one.

Dolphin Slaughter Town To Open Marine Park - Where You Can Eat Them As Well As Swim With Them

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK

A Japanese town that achieved a bloody fame for its annual dolphin slaughter has announced plans to open a marine park where visitors can swim with th...