Downloads and resources

Tourists enjoy marine life sustainably on a whale watching trip, New Zealand

Tourists enjoy marine life sustainably on a whale watching trip, New Zealand

For more information or to share the facts about whaling, please use these resources.

Educational material

Facts about whales (PDF 446KB)

Whaling: Defying international commitments to animal welfare?

This booklet, produced in 2008, asks why humane slaughter guidelines set by international bodies for some animals are not extended to the whaling debate.

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Time to Refocus

This 2008 booklet encourages the IWC to seize the opportunity to take a progressive step towards redefining its primary objective: to ensure the long term protection, survival, and recovery of cetacean populations.

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Troubled Waters

This 2004 report looks at the welfare implications of the methods currently used to hunt whales, dolphins and porpoises. It assess the welfare implications and raises the question as to whether whaling could be conducted in a reliably humane manner.

The report calls on the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to urgently address the severe welfare problems that exist in modern whaling activities.

Troubled Waters summary (PDF 328KB)

Troubled Waters full report (PDF 1.5MB)

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