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Stop the Calderon Dolphin Slaughter in Denmark

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  • Thanks for your concern and for taking the time to write to us about this issue.
    There are a significant number of hunts of whales, dolphins and porpoises (collectively known as cetaceans) that take place around the world. Japan takes thousands of small cetaceans in directed hunts every year,including dolphins, porpoises and small whales such as the Baird's beaked whale. Greenland also takes large numbers of narwhals in a hunt that has been classified as unsustainable. All of these hunts occur outside international regulation and control.
    The International Whaling Commission (IWC) regulates and controls directed kills of whales, and has maintained an international moratorium on whaling for several decades. However the IWC currently only has the remit to manage whaling of the great whale species. WWF has been working for many years to pressure the IWC to expand its remit to include small whales, dolphins and porpoises, which need the IWC's help just as much as the great whale species do. See the following link for WWF's work at the IWC www.panda.org/species/iwc
    In addition, several of our partners are doing important work to raise awareness of these hunts. See several links below for reports on a number of hunts around the world.
    The role of the aquarium trade in dolphin hunts
    www.wdcs.org/submissions_bin/drivenby...
    Our partners have also been successfully running campaigns in the countries in which these hunts occur to demonstrate to those who eat cetacean meat the high levels of contaminants such as mercury and PCBs that occur in some of these animals, and the health risk that poses to those humans who eat the meat. See the following link for a global report on this issue by the Environmental Investigation Agency
    http://www.eia-international.org/coal...

    I hope this information has been useful - you will also find more general information on cetaceans on our website (www.panda.org/species) and those of our partners, EIA (www.eia-international.org) and WDCS (www.wdcs.org)
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    i think they should stop this immediately, arent people from the wwf aware of what is happening here. Is anyone going to do anything about this? Even if these dolphins may contain any type of poisonous flesh that is why you dont get close to it it doesnt mean you are going to go ahead and kill the dolphins. Cant people have any pitty and remorse for this creatures. Animals do not deserve to be treated like this. What is going on? LETS STOP THIS ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.
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  • Thanks for your concern and for taking the time to write to us about this issue.
    There are a significant number of hunts of whales, dolphins and porpoises (collectively known as cetaceans) that take place around the world. In addition to the hunt you refer to in the Faroe Islands, Japan takes thousands of small cetaceans in directed hunts every year, including dolphins, porpoises and small whales such as the Baird's beaked whale. Greenland also takes large numbers of narwhals in a hunt that has been classified as unsustainable. All of these hunts occur outside international regulation and control.
    The International Whaling Commission (IWC) regulates and controls directed kills of whales, and has maintained an international moratorium on whaling for several decades. However the IWC currently only has the remit to manage whaling of the great whale species. WWF has been working for many years to pressure the IWC to expand its remit to include small whales, dolphins and porpoises, which need the IWC's help just as much as the great whale species do. See the following link for WWF's work at the IWC www.panda.org/species/iwc

    We encourage people to visit www.takepart.com/thecove for information on many different ways to get involved.
    WWF has a long and active history in whale, dolphin and porpoise conservation. WWF is the only NGO working to conserve all 5 populations of river dolphins, and has many active programmes to conserve coastal and marine whales, dolphins and porpoises. In fact, WWF works on all 8 species of small cetacean which are listed as threatened (critically endangered, endangered or vulnerable) by IUCN. To find out more about our work in the area go to:
    http://www.panda.org/what_we_do/endan...
    I hope this helps point you in the right direction for further action.

    All the best
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    I would like to know what I am able to do in order to contribute to stop this madness and cruelty that keeps showing how we human beings are so cruel and selfish and how this needs to change or we will self destruct while we torture all life here on earth. We need to join as a group and revolutionize this world in a way we teach our children and ourself the importance of respecting, loving and caring for all life as well as this planet.
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