World Whale and Dolphin Day
Every 23 July, the world celebrates the World Whale and Dolphin Day. Declared in 1986 by the International Whaling Commission (IWC), it put an end to the 200 years of the indiscriminate killing of whales. The whaling ban is still in place, and it means that whale meat sales are not allowed. However, whaling is not the only threat to these animals. It is the catching of whales, dolphins, and other marine species for dolphinariums, oceanariums and circuses that presents the most danger to their existence.