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Whaling report calls Danish EU presidency into question

LONDON: Prior to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in July 2012, conservation groups have released a report calling for a change in Denmark’s policy on whaling which has caused conflict with fellow European Union members in recent years.  There are serious questions about how the Danish presidency of the EU can be maintained, given […]

Breaking Ranks: Denmark Goes It Alone on Whaling Policy

A report by EIA and other international environmental organisations, documenting how for the past 20 years Denmark has actively supported countries which practice commercial whaling, repeatedly leading to conflict with other EU member states.    

The Spring 2012 issue of Investigator is now available

Welcome to the Spring 2012 issue of EIA’s bi-annual newsletter Investigator, giving you an overview of our key campaign activities during the past six months. This issue features an update on our work to help the people of Muara Tae fight off encroaching Big Palm Oil, our successful cetaceans campaign initiative to compel Amazon to […]

Iceland to resume hunt of endangered fin whales

Conservationists urge EU and US governments to intervene   London/Washington DC: Conservation and animal welfare groups expressed concern today over news that Iceland’s hunt of endangered fin whales will resume this summer. The Icelandic newspaper Skessuhorn reported yesterday that it had “reliable evidence” fin whaling will begin again, after being shut down last summer due […]

Amazon confirms policy to ban whale & dolphin products

LONDON, UK / WASHINGTON, DC: Internet giant Amazon.com has now officially banned the sale of all whale and dolphin products from its wholly owned Japanese website, following global outrage that these products were offered for sale. Amazon confirmed the prohibition on its main website by adding language under the Food and Beverage section that prohibits […]

Amazon whale meat campaign: going behind the scenes

What a difference a day makes. On Tuesday morning, we released our report Amazon.com’s Unpalatable Profits and launched our campaign to urge internet giant Amazon to remove all whale products from its wholly owned subsidiary Amazon Japan. To say the response was overwhelming is to put it mildly. Tens of thousands of people around the […]

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