Five years ago we secured what is probably the fastest campaign win in our history when we sought to pressure Amazon to end all sales of whale products. Amazon had previously been unresponsive, we anticipated the likelihood of a fairly lengthy process as we engaged the company to persuade it to do the right thing
The Minamata Convention provides stimulus for the Japanese Government to look closely at communities still consuming dolphin and whale – it is high time the Japanese Government took its responsibility to protect its citizens seriously instead of continuing its efforts to stimulate demand for toxic cetacean products
You may have seen some of the extensive media coverage in recent weeks of Japan’s infamous drive hunts in Taiji after some 250 bottlenose dolphins were driven into the infamous cove to be captured for aquaria or slaughtered for food, with the remnants of the fractured pod later driven back out to sea
The Iwate coast has been a focus of EIA investigations for the past two decades because it is the centre of the Japanese Dall’s porpoise hunt, with more than half a million porpoises killed in the past 70 years. We have repeatedly called on the Government of Japan to bring the hunts to an end
We traveled to Japan to release our new report, Toxic Catch: Japan's unsustainable and irresponsible whale, dolphin and porpoise hunts, to raise awareness around the harmful effects of these hunts including drastic population declines of wild cetaceans and threats to human health for people consuming meat and blubber.