Japan’s attack on international whaling ban

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  “Japan has spent more than 30 years slaughtering whales despite an international ban on commercial whaling and is now proposing measures which would effectively lift the global ban on for-profit whaling. Japan’s so-called Reform Proposal is being considered at the Brazil meeting of the International Whaling Commission, taking place …

“Ivory Towers”

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“Ivory Towers – An Assessment of Japan’s Ivory Trade and Domestic Market,” TRAFFIC, December 2017 TRAFFIC reports that Japan’s on-going ivory trading is undermining China’s proposed ivory ban, fuelling demand and the poaching of elephants: “Japan remains one of the world’s largest domestic ivory markets, and is home to an active, …

The Good, the Bad and the Endangered: Wildlife Wins and Losses at CITES Standing Committee

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Banner image courtesy of the Environmental Investigation Agency The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has reported from the 69th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee (SC69) in Geneva, Switzerland. What is striking is the level of prevarication evident within CITES – endless further reporting  needed when the negative facts are already documented and …

Iceland’s “Defiant” Minke Whale Hunter

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Petition – International Fund for Animal Welfare – ‘Icelandic Whale Meat Petition‘ As Japan illegally continues to hunt whales in the Antarctic, we also have ‘dubious’ whaling and cetacean slaughter closer to European shores, in the Faroe Islands (willingly ‘assisted’ by the Kingdom of Denmark),  Iceland and still persists in Norway. “Iceland …

“There’s No Excuse for Animal Abuse!”

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 Credit for banner picture – Unattributed at the moment Taiji Action Day, 19 February _________________________________________________________________ UK Petition – “Government make public protest against killing of dolphins at Taiji Cove Japan” Yesterday’s (19 February 2016) Taiji Action Day march to raise awareness for the dolphins being captured and killed in Japan, was …

“Stop” the Driven Hunt – Dolphins in Taiji, Japan

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Protest at Japanese Embassy, London, 16 October 2015 Reference: Richard O’Barry – Dolphin Project SEPTEMBER 1st marked the start of the 2015/2016 dolphin drive hunt season in Taiji, Japan. Each year from September through March, the notoriously cruel dolphin slaughter takes place in Taiji, Japan; During the season, dolphin hunters …

Protest, 16 October, London – Against Dolphin and Whale Massacre, Japan

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 “Enough is Enough” Protest, London, Japanese Embassy, Friday 16 October, 12 – 6pm Embassy of Japan 101-104 Piccadilly London W1J 7JT Stop the slaughter and captivity of Dolphins in Taiji, Japan   End Japanese Whale Hunting, already banned by the 31 March 2014 ruling from the United Nations’ International Court of …

Petition to End Japanese Whale Hunting

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“Japan and the Whale,” BBC News, 8 February 2016: “It may seem incredibly banal. But Japan’s determination to continue whaling may come down to a handful of MPs from whaling constituencies and a few hundred bureaucrats who don’t want to see their budgets cut.” “Japan won’t stop whaling, so Anonymous …