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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 […]

Yahoo! stays silent as whaling protests get ever louder

It’s been a busy and exhilarating week for EIA’s cetaceans team since last Friday when we rolled out the second phase of our ongoing campaign to persuade Yahoo! to stop profiting from the sale of whale and dolphin meat via Yahoo! Japan. We asked supporters to visit our Action Alerts page and use email, Facebook […]

Alert update: Tell Yahoo! to stop selling whale & dolphin

  Internet giant Yahoo! is still selling whale products via its subsidiary Yahoo! Japan and we need your help to pressure it to stop. Marissa Mayer was appointed new CEO of the company this summer, some weeks after we launched our report and campaign for Yahoo! to follow in the footsteps of Amazon and unequivocally […]

Faroe Islands PM urged to end the slaughter of pilot whales

The Environmental Investigation Agency and eight other NGOs have written to the Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands, Kaj Leo Johannesen, to express their deep concerns about the high number of pilot whales killed there so far this year. In the year to August 24, 590 long-finned pilot whales have been killed on the Islands, […]

Scaled-down Dall’s porpoise hunt resumes in Japan

Despite the set-back of last year’s tsunami and the devastating effects it had on local communities, Japan’s annual Dall’s porpoise hunt is back – and with it, the threats to marine conservation and to public health from dangerously contaminated meat products. The largest direct hunt of any whale, dolphin and porpoise in the world – […]

IWC to focus on human health impacts of toxic whale meat

PANAMA: Campaign groups today welcomed a decision at the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to focus more closely on potential negative impacts on human health from the consumption of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises). A Resolution submitted jointly by the 25 EU member countries at the IWC requested increased cooperation in future […]

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