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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?
Ms claudia nunes 2014-03-20 02:04:24 #107
Ms Desislava Mihaylova 2014-03-20 02:02:15 #106
Ms Lianne Doms 2014-03-20 00:47:03 #105
Ms Wendy Kelba 2014-03-19 22:32:03 #104
Miss graciela scariato 2014-03-19 20:00:34 #103
Ms Vivian Bellezzo 2014-03-19 19:28:12 #102
Ms kaori person 2014-03-19 19:26:52 #101
Mrs Zairê de Fatima Weisheimer 2014-03-19 19:22:47 #100
Mrs Jacqueline Karlsen 2014-03-19 18:50:00 #99
Mrs Shelby Price 2014-03-19 18:34:06 #98
Ms Sandra Faucher 2014-03-19 17:12:33 #97
Ms Irene Huskisson 2014-03-19 16:34:51 #96
Ms Susan Ballard 2014-03-19 16:20:15 #95
Ms karin grusdat 2014-03-19 16:06:09 #94
Miss JUANI MUÑOZ 2014-03-19 15:59:33 #93
Ms rygiel brygida 2014-03-19 15:27:16 #92
Ms Ann Pauwels 2014-03-19 15:11:31 #91
Ms Grace Boyle 2014-03-19 14:53:12 #90
Ms Mirela Mona Prada 2014-03-19 14:30:39 #89
Mr Eduardo Coelho 2014-03-19 14:12:19 #88