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A chance for Japan to build something better from ruins

Just hours before you can double your donations to EIA’s Cetaceans Campaign via the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2013, EIA co-founder/director Jennifer Lonsdale gives a personal view of Japanese coastal whaling and the ongoing impacts of 2011’s devastating tsunami. Our Cetaceans Campaign has achieve many major successes, such as pressing for key internet brands such […]

Japan’s hunt for the Dall’s porpoise due to begin again

  Today (November 1) is the official start of the Dall’s porpoise hunt in Japan. This large-scale hand harpoon hunt – for more than a quarter of a century it was the world’s largest direct cetacean hunt – came to an abrupt end after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit north-eastern Japan in March […]

First official day of Japan’s annual Dall’s porpoise hunt

  Today (November 1) is the official opening of Japan’s annual Dall’s porpoise hunt, the largest direct hunt of any whale, dolphin and porpoise in the world. The port of Otsuchi, in northern Japan, is the focal point of the hand harpoon hunt which has claimed up to 15,000 Dall’s porpoises in previous years. It […]