Thursday, May 31, 2007

Whales in the Balance

May 2007

At the current International Whaling Commission (IWC), Japan is trying to re-open commercial whaling and has announced its intention to hunt Humpback Whales later this year. With its "bought and paid" for allies the votes are likely to be very close.

I am blogging the political machinations and back-room deals that will decide the fate of thousands of whales.

Read Hardy's blog from the IWC

The moment is critical. Please protest Japan's intended hunt of Humpback Whales by emailing to:,

Here is a sample letter. We encourage you to personalize the message.

I am appalled at the thought that Japan may begin hunting Humpback and Fin Whales. These animals are far too intelligent and magnificent to be harpooned and turned into meat. In addition, many of these whales are known to people across the entire Southern Ocean and they are the basis for many eco-friendly businesses. I urge you to stop the horrific slaughter of whales.

For the whales,

Hardy Jones,
Executive Director

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