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Front cover of our report entitled Whale-Mart: Wal-Mart's link to Japan's whale, dolphin and porpoise hunting

Whale*Mart

Wal-Mart Stores Inc is the world’s largest retailer and in 2002 it purchased a 37 per cent stake in Seiyu Company of Japan, a major distributor of cetacean products to over 100 stores in Japan. This report calls on the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart to urge Seiyu to cease selling whale, dolphin and porpoise products

Mercury Rising

A report on the sale of polluted whale, dolphin and porpoise meat for human consumption in Japan. About one-third of products labelled as ‘whale’ found on Japanese supermarket shelves are likely to be dolphin, porpoise or small whales from the country’s coastal hunts.

The Cost of Convenience

Report into the relationship between convenience store chain 7-Eleven, Japanese majority owner Ito-Yokado and Japan’s ongoing killing of whales, dolphins and porpoises. Ito-Yokado plays a role in sustaining the Government of Japan’s flagrant refusal to follow the international moratorium on commercial hunting of whales

Front cover of our report entitled Towards Extinction - The Exploitation of Small Cetaceans in Japan

Towards Extinction

The Government of Japan still allows 22,000 small cetaceans to be legally killed each year in unregulated hunts around the coast, some of them rare or endangered and others threatened or in decline from overhunting

Japan’s Senseless Slaughter

An investigation into Japan’s Dall’s porpoise hunt, the largest cetacean kill in the world. At least 18,000 Dall’s porpoises are killed in Japan’s coastal waters every year and new evidence has found an increasing proportion of them are mature, lactating females – an indication of severe overhunting