Tell the EU to get tough on Japan's whaling

This petition is now closed. A very big 'thank you' to everyone who took part.

In January, Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, stated that Japan 'will pursue all possibilities in order to resume commercial whaling'.
He even said that he wants Japan to use whale meat, fat and baleen 'just like other marine resources'.
He's not even bothering to pretend that their whale hunts are for scientific research.

The EU is about to finalise a trade deal with Japan. For the deal to be sealed, it needs approval from the European Parliament. 

First, the deal will be reviewed by the European Parliament's Trade Committee. Then, they will recommend a way forward to the rest of the EU Parliament. We need the Trade Committee review to raise Japan's whaling as a concern.

Add your name to our letter to Bernd Lange, Chair of the Trade Committee. Tell Mr Lange that the EU Parliament must not sign off on the trade agreement and must get tough on Japan over whaling.

The Japanese Prime Minister says he wants to resume commercial whaling

Almost 270,000 people signed our previous petition urging the EU to refuse this deal unless Japan stops killing whales. This petition is currently being discussed in the EU. If you were one of those people - thank you!