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If you think the whales have been saved, guess again
The international moratorium on commercial whaling, agreed by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in 1986, is one of the greatest conservation successes of the 20th century. But although the commercial hunting of large whales was banned, Japan, Norway and Iceland continue to exploit loopholes to kill whales and to trade whale products internationally – while continuing their efforts to undermine and ultimately overturn the international ban.
Recent years have seen a worrying rise in international trade in whale products, with Iceland and Norway expanding their trades in minke and endangered fin whale products to exploit a gap in the Japanese market. At the same time, Japan, Norway and Iceland all continue to seek ways to boost domestic markets for whale products.
This year, Iceland’s controversial fin whale hunt ended with a catch of 155 endangered fin whales, the largest slaughter of the species since the 1986 moratorium. Iceland has continued exporting whale products in defiance of the international ban on such trade; more than 7,200 tonnes of blubber and meat have been sent to Japan since Iceland resumed commercial whaling in 2006 ...
This barbaric slaughter and trade needs to end now, but we need your help.
This year, we are taking part once more in the Big Give Christmas Challenge with the aim of raising £15,000 (or more!) towards our projects in 2016 to help end North Atlantic whaling.
By taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, you not only have the opportunity to DOUBLE YOUR DONATION, but every penny raised will go towards undercover investigations and innovative campaigns to expose those behind the trade and put an end to it.
To stand the greatest chance of doubling your donation to EIA, please log on to our Big Give Christmas Challenge page[secure.thebiggive.org.uk/project/EIA2015] at 12 noon GMT on December 4 and 5 and click on ‘Donate Now’.
Read today's blog in full at eia-international.org/if-you-think-the-whales-have-been-saved-guess-again
#whales #Iceland #Norway #Japan #TBGChallenge
Image: Fin whale landed at Miòsandur whaling station, Hvalfjördur, Iceland, in August 2014 (c) EIA ... See MoreSee Less
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