There is no place for whaling in the 21st century and yet...
Horrifically, by mid-July, Norway has slaughtered 467 minke whales with numbers killed rising daily. Their self allocated quota is 1,278.
On 10th and 11th June, two whaling left port in Japan with plans to capture and kill 150 Bryde's and 25 sei whales before returning to port by mid-November.
We face a pivotal moment in our fight to end commercial whaling. Will you help us today with a donation so we can continue our work?
Demand for whale meat in restaurants has declined due to COVID-19, and therefore it is said that this year there will be a focus on the sale of whale meat to households, even though whale meat is highly toxic.
Commercial whaling was banned in 1986. However, Japan, Norway, and Iceland have killed nearly 40,000 large whales since then. Over 100,000 dolphins, small whales, and porpoises are also killed in various countries each year.
We simply cannot let this happen.
Will you help us with a donation today? With your gift our whaling team will:
- Intensify our relationships with Japanese campaigners. The change will come from within Japan and so our work with these colleagues is crucial.
- Work closely with partner charities and government departments to leverage diplomatic pressure on Japan and Norway.
- End the movement of whale meat through UK and EU ports, making it unviable to ship whale meat to Japan from Iceland and Norway.
- Partner with organisations in Norway to change public opinion on whaling and build an anti-whaling movement there.
Humans have done enormous damage to the planet including killing millions of whales and wiping out up to 90% of some populations. Yet, whales play a vital role in the marine ecosystem. We can't let commercial whaling continue and we must help whale populations recover.
Thank you so much for your support, we truly appreciate it.