Hundreds of dolphins are killed in a remote Japanese bay during hunting season. The town argues it is an important tradition, but conservationists maintain the bloody practice is inhumane
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Friday 10 February 2012
Starring: Kristen Bell, Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, Ted Danson
Friday 10 February 2012
The grand emancipation of America's popular performing orcas has been postponed, thanks to the not-so-startling conclusion of a district court judge in San Diego that, on balance, whales and humans are not the same thing.
Tuesday 24 January 2012
A mass-stranding of whales on a New Zealand beach has left 36 of the creatures dead and threatens 40 more.
Tuesday 03 January 2012
Police are investigating claims that a man tried to sell the bones and teeth of a whale found dead on a beach.
Friday 09 December 2011
This year’s international Travel Photographer of the Year gong has been awarded to Louis Montrose from California for his images of a painted village in Burkino Faso and the day of the dead festival in Mexico.
Thursday 25 August 2011
The redoubtable Joan Collins OBE complains on Twitter of "an extremely irresponsible headline in AOL quoting me falsely that I said 'fat people are orca sized oafs'... I NEVER said that, this why the press have a dishonest reputation". Collins does reportedly allude to "Orca-sized oafs from Planet Girth" in her new book, The World According to Joan, but I haven't read it, so perhaps she is merely referring to a small minority of fat people. Nevertheless, she told the Daily Mail: "I certainly don't admire [fat people]. They are digging their graves with their own teeth. I think to be terribly overweight is incredibly unhealthy. And how do they get into a tiny lavatory on a plane? I feel sorry for them, I do."
Monday 15 August 2011
Hooked on this tale from the deep
The Weekend's TV: Sperm Whale: Inside Nature's Giants Special / Sun Channel 4, Ronnie Corbett's Comedy Britain / Sat ITV1
Monday 08 August 2011
Whale of a time with the monster bunch
Saturday 06 August 2011
Saturday 23 July 2011
Rescuers have returned 44 pilot whales to open water after a mass stranding in an estuary of a sea loch in the Scottish Highlands.
Friday 22 July 2011
Three pilot whales have become stranded on the shore of a sea loch.
Friday 15 July 2011
Japan and other pro-whaling nations walked out of a meeting of the International Whaling Commission yesterday to protest against a proposal for a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic.
Thursday 14 July 2011
British proposals to clean up the International Whaling Commission (IWC), which has been racked by allegations of corruption among its member countries, were accepted by the Commission at its meeting in Jersey last night.
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Australia and Japan clash at International Whaling Commission meeting in the Channel Islands.
Saturday 02 July 2011
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
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