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Whales in the Faroes – new opportunities

A statement by a coalition of organisations including EIA has been published in the Faroese media. It notes the shocking slaughter of about 1,100 whales and dolphins in the Faroe Islands in the last month. Whilst the statement also recognises the historical importance of the pilot whale to the Islanders, it calls on them to […]

Volunteering to help EIA keep making a world of difference

My first involvement with EIA was when my dad Paul, who is the Press & Communications Officer, asked me whether I wanted to be in the Amazon Sells Whale Meat campaign film.  . . I said yes and a month later (February 2012) EIA filmmaker Paul Redman came to our house and started to film. […]

Faroe Islands whale killings: now dolphins join slaughter

. Following our news alerts last week concerning the brutal killing of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands, we are shocked to learn through Faroese media today (August 13, 2013) that a further 136 pilot whales have been killed in Husavik, Sandoy Island. And we understand that another group of pilot whales being targeted by […]

SoftBank won’t end Yahoo! Japan ivory & whale sales

Campaigners call on Softbank CEO to help end slaughter of elephants and whales   LONDON UK / WASHINGTON DC: Wildlife advocates expressed bitter disappointment today at the refusal of international conglomerate SoftBank Corp to ban advertisements for elephant ivory and whale & dolphin products on Yahoo! Japan, the dominant company in SoftBank’s internet division with […]

NGO coalition urges Faroe Islands PM to end whaling

In response to the shocking slaughter of 267 pilot whales in Fuglafjørður, Faroe Islands, on July 30, following a kill of 125 the week before, a coalition of 13 international organisations including EIA have written to Faroe Islands Prime Minister Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen and Minister of Fisheries Jacob Vestergaard to register their extreme concern […]

Action alert: Tell Faroese Govt to end slaughter of whales

. Many were angered and distressed by our coverage last week of the two most recent mass killings of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands and subsequently contacted us for guidance as to how best and most effectively protest the slaughter. While there are a number of petitions regarding Farose whaling circulating on the internet, […]

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