Humans have done enormous damage to the planet including killing millions of whales and wiping out up to 90% of some populations. Yet few people are aware that recovering whale populations can help fight the damage we cause. Whales play a vital role in the marine ecosystem where they help provide up to 50% of our oxygen, combat climate change and sustain fish stocks.
There is no place for whaling in the 21st century.
We now 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?
In 2018, the Japanese government announced it was leaving the International Whaling Commission to start openly killing whales for profit, rather than under the pretence of ‘research’. Between July and October 2019, Japan’s whalers slaughtered 187 Bryde’s, 25 sei and 11 minke whales.
But Japanese people are not particularly interested in eating whale anymore – in previous years much of the meat has ended up stockpiled in freezers, or even in dog food.
The lack of demand for whale meat should have brought Japan’s commercial whaling to a natural end, but the price of whale meat has increased and now there is a risk that Iceland and Norway may decide it is now financially profitable to export to Japan.
We simply cannot let this happen.
Will you help us help us with a donation today? With your gift our whaling team will:
- Intensify our relationships with Japanese campaigners. 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.
We will feedback on our progress, but we can only continue our work with the help of our incredible supporters.
Thank you so much for your support, we truly appreciate it.