Whaling

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Horror at the Faroes dolphin slaughter is only human – but it risks hypocrisy | Philip Hoare
Our response to a mass cetacean hunt reveals man’s duplicitous attitudes to animals, says Philip Hoare, author of Leviathan, Or the Whale

Philip Hoare

15, Sep, 2021 @4:05 PM

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Sperm whales in 19th century shared ship attack information
Whalers’ logbooks show rapid drop in strike rate in north Pacific due to changes in cetacean behaviour

Philip Hoare

17, Mar, 2021 @7:01 AM

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Calls from the deep: do we need to Save the Whales all over again?
Fifty years ago, a hit album proved whales “sing” – and led to one of the great environmental success stories. But soon it could all be for nothing

Sophy Grimshaw

31, Dec, 2020 @1:40 PM

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Subversive, queer and terrifyingly relevant: six reasons why Moby-Dick is the novel for our times
The book features gay marriage, hits out at slavery and imperialism and predicts the climate crisis – 200 years after the birth of its author, Herman Melville, it has never been more important

Philip Hoare

30, Jul, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Sea Shepherd Captain Paul Watson: 'I call what we do aggressive non-violence'
New documentary Defend, Conserve, Protect follows the conservation organisation’s anti-whaling missions and plays out like a war movie on the high seas

Luke Buckmaster

26, Jul, 2019 @4:14 AM

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After 30 years, Japan prepares to resume commercial whaling
Fishermen in remote Pacific port plan to depart for hunt on Monday, despite global outcry

Justin McCurry in Ayukawa

28, Jun, 2019 @12:32 AM

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Australia's oldest things: how mind-boggling timelines meet the climate emergency | Jeff Sparrow
They were here before us and should live on long afterwards. With 12 years to avert environmental catastrophe, we need to consider the creatures that outlive us

Jeff Sparrow

14, Jun, 2019 @10:16 PM

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Celebrities call on Japan to scrap resumption of whaling
Letter to Shinzō Abe signed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Fry attacks decision to leave IWC

Caroline Davies

24, Jan, 2019 @12:01 AM

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Happy new year? Tell that to the natural world we are destroying | Philip Hoare
As humans slow down for the holidays, so does the environmental damage they inflict – if only briefly, writes author Philip Hoare

Philip Hoare

31, Dec, 2018 @1:00 PM

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The Observer view on Japan’s decision to resume commercial whaling | Observer editorial
With many of the great cetaceans still endangered, Tokyo’s move is depressing – and has no economic justification

Observer editorial

30, Dec, 2018 @6:00 AM

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The idea of Japan resuming commercial whaling is horrifying | Owen Jones
Humans should be the Earth’s custodians, not its butchers, says Guardian columnist Owen Jones

Owen Jones

21, Dec, 2018 @12:28 PM

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Japan to resume commercial whaling after leaving IWC – report
Tokyo denies report by Kyodo news agency that government will reveal its decision by the end of the year

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and Graham Readfearn

20, Dec, 2018 @3:27 AM

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