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Petition: Why does anyone need to eat endangered Whales?

Author: Dorothy May
Target: Icelandic and Japanese Governments
Sponsors: Dorothy May
Signatures: 267
Category: Exploitation of Natural Resources
End date: 2018-11-28
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Description: Hunting and eating whale meat looks more like a case of misplaced patriotism than anything else, Iceland has stubbornly refused to stop whaling for decades, despite international condemnation. Little economic and even less cultural benefit comes from whaling, but still Iceland continues. It’s exploiting the “scientific” loophole, although of course the hunt is actually for meat, much of which is sold to tourists and almost all the rest exported to Japan. Icelanders themselves eat very little whale meat – it’s not supposed to be very nice – and demand is rapidly dropping in Japan. However, Iceland isn’t planning to stop whaling at all. It’s planning to kill more whales. The government recently announced that in 2014, it plans to kill six percent more minke whales – that’s 13 more individuals. These little whales, the smallest of the baleen whales, face constant threats from pollution, entanglement in fishing gear and climate change. The last thing they need is more hunting. Tell Iceland that national pride shouldn’t and doesn’t come from annihilating whales and to turn its attention to something productive, elsewhere

 

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We signed: Why does anyone need to eat endangered Whales?
Mrs Flint Rosemarie 2017-06-18 16:38:12 #267
Ms Marleen Paulus 2017-06-06 01:55:02 #266
Ms Brandon oakley 2017-06-05 12:42:17 #265
Ms Jessica Massett 2017-06-05 08:00:03 #264
Mrs Susanna Odorisio 2017-06-05 07:52:40 #263
Mrs Sally Messing 2017-06-05 07:49:03 #262
Ms Donna Jefferson 2017-06-05 05:34:10 #261
Miss carla renders 2017-06-05 02:42:56 #260
Mrs Patricia Garley 2017-06-05 01:43:20 #259
Ms Eszter Gabriella Szabo 2017-06-05 00:31:39 #258
Ms Oscar Cano 2017-06-04 23:04:25 #257
Ms Reba Tucker 2017-06-04 19:23:16 #256
Ms jill alibrandi 2017-06-04 19:17:55 #255
Ms Jacintha Archer 2017-06-03 09:53:57 #254
Ms Susannah Gelbart 2017-06-03 09:50:17 #253
Mr Yasutaka Imai 2017-06-02 23:00:33 #252
Mrs Cindy Wren 2017-05-31 14:34:06 #251
Ms Helena Gustafsson 2017-05-31 12:32:12 #250
Mrs Valerie Bear 2017-05-31 09:12:07 #249
Ms Deborah Bortot 2017-05-26 15:14:01 #248