We’re excited to launch a new campaign and I hope you’ll join us! With the Rugby World Cup kicking off today in Japan, we’re throwing a spotlight on the fact that whales are still hunted in the waters around this beautiful country. Did you know that most Japanese people don’t eat whale meat? Whaling is sanctioned and supported by the Japanese government – 127 million people live in Japan, but only around 300 people are involved with the whaling industry.
Change will come from within Japan, and so we need to support the growing anti-whaling movement there. Whether you are a rugby fan or not, I hope you’ll share our video and add your voice to help us stop whaling.
Thank you for your support – we couldn’t do any of this without you.
Julia Pix, WDC
One amazing supporter
Ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things. WDC supporter, Kathleen Haase is living proof of that. Find out how she did things she never dreamt she could and helped us stop British Airways selling trips to SeaWorld.
Too many dolphin deaths
After more than 1,000 common dolphins washed up dead in France this winter, WDC has joined scientists in calling on the EU and its member states to take urgent action to stop dolphins dying in fishing nets.
Belugas doing well
Preparations continue to move the two belugas, Little Grey and Little White, into the bay at The Beluga Whale Sanctuary in Iceland. Welfare experts advise they need a little longer before they are ready for their big day. Watch this space.
Bryan Adams supports
Canadian rock legend showed his support for our anti-whaling campaign in September by proudly wearing Katharine Hamnett’s iconic t-shirt. Join our growing movement and pick up your own below.
Join us at Twickenham
We are delighted to announce ourselves as a partner of the 2019 Varsity Match rugby between Oxford and Cambridge Universities on December 12th. Early bird tickets start at just £20 for adults and £10 for children.