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Ruling Supports Whales

Paws Up!

 To the International Court of Justice for ruling that Japan’s annual whale hunt in the Antarctic be halted.

According to a news story, “the… 169 more words

Paws Up/Paws Down

Protect Icelandic Whales

As a result of Iceland’s whaling trade, it appears the country is in violation of the International Whaling Commission and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora programs. 72 more words

Action Letters

Japan kills 251 minke whales in final hunt (Antarctic)

April 9th, 2014. Tokyo – Japan killed 251 minke whales during the 2014 Antarctic hunt, in what is expected to be the last “research whaling” mission in the Southern Ocean after an international court ruling. 148 more words

Endangered Biodiversity

A Step Closer to the End of Commercial Whaling

Text by Maymie Higgins

All photos courtesy of Stacey Osborne and taken in the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, except for photo of Japanese whaling vessel. 545 more words

Environmental Journalism

A WIN for the Whales!

UPDATE: Japanese National TV, NHK, reported that the Fisheries Agency of Japan has confirmed that they will not send a whaling fleet to the Southern Ocean for the 2014-2015 season, making 2014 the FIRST year without whaling in the Southern Ocean since it began over a century ago in 1904. 1,042 more words


Japan ordered to end whaling as UN destroys ‘science’ claim

Judges today ordered Japan to end its whaling programme in the Antarctic after ruling the size of the killing was ‘unjustified’ for scientific purposes.

A United Nations court threw out the country’s argument that the catch was for research reasons and not primarily for human consumption. 192 more words