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Canada Bans Whale and Dolphin Captivity

The House of Commons voted in favour of Bill S-203, which sets out to protect cetaceans from the trauma of confinement for entertainment purposes.
Sarah Krichel
6.11.19
tech-science

Dead Whales Are Washing Up in Droves on California’s Beaches

Ten dead gray whales have been spotted at Bay Area beaches over the last two months.
Sarah Emerson
5.16.19
death

Inside the Mystery of Animal 'Suicide'

The idea of animals taking their own lives has intrigued humankind for aeons.
Jessica Mudditt
4.16.18
Whales

Whales Keep Dying off the East Coast and Scientists Don’t Know Why

Yet another right whale was found dead yesterday.
Moses Monterroza
8.2.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Vancouver Has Banned Whale, Dolphin and Porpoise Captivity

Cue up the Free Willy theme.
Sarah Berman
3.10.17
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Sea Shepherd Claims to Have Caught Japan Whaling in Australian Waters Again

Whale, whale, whale. What have we here?
Katherine Gillespie
1.17.17
VICE Long Reads

The 73-Year-Old Adventurer Sailing a 60-Foot Steel Whale Across the Atlantic Ocean

Tom McClean left the British Special Air Service to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, a feat he's achieved five times. Now, at 73, he's ready to do it again—in a giant steel sperm whale.
Joe Banks
2.18.16
News

Animal Rights Group Makes New Allegations of Animal Abuse at Marineland Canada

The undercover video has sparked an investigation by the regulatory body that governs the treatment of animals in Ontario. Marineland says the video was "knowingly" fabricated.
Jake Kivanc
1.26.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Man Found a Chunk of Whale Vomit Worth $10,000

The vomit contained ambergris, a substance produced inside whales' stomachs, which can be used to create the musky smell in perfume.
River Donaghey
9.9.15
Stuff

A Whale Blasted an Ungodly Amount of Ass Ham All Over Some Divers

The whale flipped onto its side and started spinning in circles while engulfing the divers in shit, creating what one of the divers called a "poonado."
Mark Hay
1.23.15
VICE News

Dozens of Pilot Whales Die Off the Coast of New Zealand

And more bad news from around the world.
VICE Staff
11.8.14
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Faded Ranger's 'Get Together' Vid Features Hallucinogenic Whales

And the tune has some latent Kraftwerk vibes
Jemayel Khawaja
10.17.14
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