Minke whales on Japanese whaling ship
Minke whales on Japanese whaling ship

No Free Trade Agreement with Japan until whaling ends

*THIS PETITION IS NOW CLOSED* Thank you to everyone who signed. We have delivered almost 270,000 signatures to the European Parliament and have met with MEPs to discuss the issue. We will keep you updated with progress on this important campaign.

The EU and Japan are looking to increase trade in goods and services with each other – in other words make loads and loads of money. They are close to signing a new trade agreement.

Great BUT…

A. Japan hunts and slaughters hundreds of whales each year. It wants to kill 4,000 in the Antarctic over the next 12 years!
B. The EU does not support whale hunting. Most of the people in the EU do not support whale hunting!

This is nonsense!

We can’t allow a nice new trade agreement between the 'whale friendly' EU and a country like Japan - a country that has just announced that it will ignore an international court ban and kill 333 whales each year for the next 12 years in Antarctica.

Let’s stop the slaughter for good.  Ask the EU to use its power and say ‘no new trade agreement until the whaling stops’.

EU whaling infographic
EU whaling infographic