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Toxic Catch: Japan’s unsustainable and irresponsible whale, dolphin and porpoise hunts

A new analysis by EIA of the unsustainable hunts of whales, dolphins and porpoises in Japan’s coastal waters, which are on track to wipe out key species while also threatening human health with toxic meat products contaminated with mercury and other pollutants. . . . . • Download the Japanese language version of Toxic Catch […]

Mercury treaty to flag threats of toxic whale & dolphin meat

LONDON: As the world’s first legally binding international treaty to curb the release of mercury into the environment was formally signed today (October 9), a coalition of NGOs urged countries to take immediate steps to address communities at particular risk of contamination from the consumption of whale and dolphin products. “For far too long, coastal […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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