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Whale stranding death toll rises to 58 in Scotland and Ireland

Posted by feww on September 8, 2018

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Why are the whales dying in large numbers? Mercury poisoning?

“More whales have been found dead on the coasts of Scotland and Ireland following several strandings of the animals at the end of last month. Eleven whales were found dead over the course of one week in August.”

Death toll have now risen to at least 58 including 20 in Scotland and 20 in Ireland, Whale and Dolphin Conservation said.

Read more. . .

Japan itching to kill more whales

Despite agreeing to a moratorium on hunting in 1986, the whale-killer nation have been murdering between about 200 and 1,200 whales every year since, including young and pregnant animals. They are now  proposing to end the commercial whaling ban altogether. . .

 

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