Update January, 2011
Sea Shepherd Is
On Its Next Whale Campaign
Help Sea Shepherd headed out for its next whale campaign to protect the whales in the sanctuaries of Australia, New Zealand and Antartica from Japan's whale hunting factory boats. All three Sea Shepherd boats are there: the Bob Barker, the Steve Irwin and the new Gojira, Japanese for Godzilla. They need your support for this and their other campaigns to stop illegal activity against the wildlife in our oceans.
To Read The Whole Story, how many they saved last year, & more, Visit Their Website:
Sea Shepherd Saves 528 Whales
Daily Updates from the Sea Shepherd:
The dolphin slaughter hunt began in September. The Sea Shepherd is there and providing daily reports. Torture of dolphins before killing them has been documented. You can help. Visit their site for addresses to write to and help fund their efforts.
Read More Below:
Ric O'Barry also returned to Japan September 1, 2010 for the Taiji Dolphin slaughter in Japan. The main purpose of this event is to sell wild dolphins to keepers of aquariums and hotels who are waiting on shore (not to the U.S. or Sea World). His show, Blood Dolphins, has been airing on Animal Planet. Support his program and order his Oscar Winning documentary, The Cove, about the Taiji slaughters:
Sea Shepherd intervenes in a worse whale slaughter than the Taiji slaughter in the Faeroe Islands, Denmark. They will produce a new Whale Wars documentary about the Faeroe pilot whale slaughter. Help them continue:
The Faeroe Island Intervention
June 2010 Update
IWC Proposed Legal Whale Hunting Is Deafeated By Overwhelming Response.
Hundreds of thousands responses from around the world defeats the IWC's proposed removal of the ban on whaling. However, this means that Iceland, Japan and Norway will ignore this and kill whales unchecked. Germany leads the way to take strong sanctions against Iceland by keeping Iceland out of the World Marketing Coalition. Read more & take action at:
IFAW, International Fund for Animal Welfare, has links to contact the Whitehouse and your representatives directly. Continued pressure will have to keep up on these countries.
Our North Atlantic Humpbacks, such as the humpback known as Salt, known to researchers for decades and is a great, great, great grandmother, will be at risk for hunting. O'Bama is considering allowing aboriginal hunting of our humpbacks. Don't let this happen:
Write to the White House:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20500
You can also call the Whitehouse hotline at:
To Read About the Humpback Salt, visit:
Read About Salt
April 2010 Update
"The Cove" wins Oscar. The documentary about Japan's dolphin slaughter wins.Read more at:
After winning the Oscar, the team leaves to uncover a local U.S. restaurant serving endangered Sei Whale meat.
Japan's Taijai dolphin slaughter continues and the efforts to stop it continue. Media attention & documentation are showing a glimmer of hope to end this. For an update & ways to help visit:
Save Japan's Dolphins
Japan has rammed one of Sea Shepherd's boats, January 2010, crew rescued by The Bob Barker. To read about and support their efforts, go to their website:
The Sea Shepherd
The Pressure Worked For Humpbacks
It does pay to speak up! Japan stopped killing Humpback Whales, but will continue to kill endangered fin whales and minke whales under the guise of "scientific whaling."
Fin whales are the second largest beings to have ever inhabited the planet. The minke whale is the smallest baleen whale, its numbers are unkown. Individuals of both species can be recognized by body patterns and both can be seen on whale watch trips. These whales are also hunted by Iceland and Norway.
Read more about these whales: Fin & Minke Whales
The whale meat and dolphin meat from their annual dolphin slaughter is contaminated with mercury, PCBs and other toxins. Some of Japan's own grocery stores are refusing to sell it.
This is an ongoing issue. It is never too late to write your first letter or to write again, fax or phone to Ambassador Kato, numbers & address listed below.