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Nia Griffith MP has spoken out for whales aboard the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) research vessel ‘Song of the Whale’.

Nia was given a tour of state-of-the-art boat ‘Song of the Whale’, which uses non-harmful methods to study whales, when it docked in London before IFAW’s team of whale experts set sail to the 63rd annual International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Jersey to urge delegates to protect the ban on commercial whaling and remind them that it is not necessary to kill whales to study them.

Nia said: “There is no humane way to kill whales and it is unacceptable that whales are still being cruelly harpooned for commercial reasons. My constituents care passionately about animal welfare and at a time when whales face more threats than ever, it is vital we protect them for future generations.”