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1. STOP WHALING
Whaling is an inhumane act of extreme animal cruelty which needs to be stopped. Scientific whaling is having a serious impact on whale populations across the world. Sadly seven out of thirteen species of whales are now endangered and hanging on the verge of survival.
Australian statics show that more than 1,400 whales are killed every year in Australian Antarctic waters, and since 1986 more than 25,000 whales have been inhumanely slaughtered for profit. Whaling is unethical, inhumane and cruel; death by harpoon potentially imposes traumatic slow and extremely painful death, whales have been documented to be alive for up to two hours whilst they are pointlessly being slaughtered.
Whaling is a serious form of animal cruelty and must be stopped immediately; we have already lost too many precious living species on this planet and must act now to protect the gracious existence left that can be treasured for our generations to enjoy.
Hunting whales has dated back to 3000BC and should have been made illegal years ago. The ocean is their home just like the land is ours, they did nothing to hurt us so why should we kill them?
They are beautiful creatures and they will become extinct if you ignore all the petitions people are making to get your attention.
Protecting whales in Australian territorial waters.
At the 2010 meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Morocco, representatives of the 88 member nations discussed whether or not to lift the 24 year ban on commercial whaling. Japan, Norway and Iceland have urged the organization to lift the ban.
A coalition of anti-whaling nations has offered a compromise plan that would allow these countries to continue whaling, but with smaller catches and under close supervision. Their plan would also completely ban whaling in the Southern Ocean. More than 200 scientists and experts have opposed the compromise proposal for lifting the ban, and have also opposed allowing whaling in the Southern Ocean, which was declared a whale sanctuary in 1994. Opponents of the compromise plan want to see an end to all commercial whaling.
The Atlantic Whale Foundation operates the volunteer programme on the whale watching boats of Tenerife, Spain.
There are one million Europeans each year whale watching on these boats and this petition will give voice to their concerns about whaling.
As citizens of the European Union we want our governments to take all necessary actions to protect our planet's environment.
PETITIE BETREFFENDE DE HERVATTING VAN DE COMMERCIELE WALVISVANGST EN HET LIDMAATSCHAP VAN SURINAME VAN DE “INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE REGULATION OF WHALING, 1946 AND ITS PROTOCOL”
WIJ, het bestuur van de Green Heritage Fund Suriname en de vrijwilligers van de Green Heritage Fund Suriname, CONSTATEREN DAT:
- Dit een cruciaal punt is in de geschiedenis van de mensheid: wij kunnen nu een keuze maken om bewust mee te werken aan het vernietigen van de biodiversiteit van onze planeet, of een standpunt innemen van behoud en bescherming en van harmonieus samenleven met onze natuurlijke omgeving;
- Terwijl de beelden nog vers op ons netvlies zijn van dolfijnen die vechten voor hun leven, die vechten om uit de handen te blijven van mensen die hen genadeloos zullen afslachten, wij nu een keuze kunnen maken of wij onze goedkeuring blijven geven aan dergelijke slachtingen, of dat wij onze stem laten horen en een krachtig ‘NEE’ laten klinken;
PETITION CONCERNING THE RESUMPTION OF COMMERCIAL WHALING AND THE MEMBERSHIP OF SURINAME TO THE “INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE REGULATION OF WHALING, 1946 AND ITS PROTOCOL”
WE, the Board of the Green Heritage Fund Suriname and the volunteers of the Green Heritage Fund Suriname, CONCLUDE THAT:
- This is a crucial moment in the history of humanity: we can now make a choice to either consciously collaborate in destroying the biodiversity on this planet, or take a standpoint for preservation and protection, and for living in harmony with our natural environment;
- While the images are still fresh in our minds of dolphins fighting for their lives--fighting to stay out of the hands of people who will ruthlessly slaughter them, we can now make a choice to either continue to approve this slaughter, or make our voice heard and resound with a forceful 'NO'; and
As we speak Japan and their whaling fleets are operating in the Antarctic with the goal to kill and deplete the whale population as witnessed first hand
by film footage - thank you to those who have come forward to film these killings and bring the evidence to the world court system.
The whales are killed for their meat and processed on their primary ships that have been assigned to work these areas.
The Volunteer Group that have attempted to stop this killing has been the " Sea Shepard" and her great crew of young volunteers who risk their lives to stop this needles killing for meat.
Please support this effort and write to Japanese Embassy here in the U.S. and tell the Ambassador to support our effort to stop the killing in the Antarctic region.
Stop the slaughter - now!!
Faroe Islands - The "Taiji" of Atlantic
Each year, in these Islands, the locals kill helpless pilot whales and some other small cetaceans.
The method used is to some extent similar to the one used in Taiji, Japan to get the dolphins and small whales into shallow waters: Fishermen and others use speed boats to chase and drive the whales into a bay. This chase can take a while and then when the frightened whales arrive in low water, the slaughter starts. The water then turns red with blood and the sight of dying whales. The Faroese kill about 100 pilot whales in a day - thousands in a season.
Never, ever, killing an other creature, another living being, with whom we share this world, has done any good, to anyone. So let's stop it.
ProWal - http://www.walschutzaktionen.de/226301.html (Andreas Morlok - founder and executive ProWal)
Call on the Australian Government to Grant Visas to Captain Paul Watson and 1st Officer Peter Hammarstedt.
This December the Japanese whalers will head deep within the Australian Economic Exclusion Zone with a mission to slaughter 1035 whales, with some whales likely to take over an hour to die. Of the 679 whales killed during the 2008/2009 whale hunt in Antarctica, 304 were female. Four of the female whales were lactating and 192 were pregnant at the time of death.
The Japanese government's "Cruise Report" gives gruesome details on the foetuses killed. The four lactating females would each have had a dependent calf that would inevitably have starved to death.
Australians are proud of their affinity with the coasts and understand that whales are highly intelligent, socially complex, special creatures that play a vital role in the health of our Oceans. So much so that whale watching is now a 360 million dollar a year industry.
Labor's pre-election promise to stand up to the Japanese whalers has been broken. This means that the only thing that stands in the way of Japanese whalers slaughtering whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary is the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
Japan has asked the Australian Government to act against Sea Shepherd, so as a direct and blatant result Captain Paul Watson and 1st Officer Peter Hammarstedt have been denied visas to enter Australia.
As a result of this action, the government of Australia is giving Japan a green light to slaughter Australia's whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.
The Japanese Government is sending its whaling fleet into the protected waters of the Southern Ocean Sanctuary around Antarctica.
And this year, Japan is threatening to add endangered humpback and fin whales to its target list!
11. Stop Whaling!
Whaling in Japan goes back to ancient times, by what i have researched on wikipedia, at a Koganji Temple, a scroll is found, the scroll includes a story of a young fisherman. It basically says that two men come up to him, asking if killing fish, aka: Whales, will send them to hell? Well the young man says that if you say sorry to the dead fish, then no! What a lie! Sorry? Well news flash! You killed the oceans fish, and you you think sorry will change that?
In Japan, whale is a popular meat, and it can be made into many recipes. A faous japaneese quote states: There's nothing to throw away from a whale except its voice." Wrong! What selfish people!
For more info go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whaling_in_Japan
Whaling needs to stop in Australian waters and the Japanese are getting away with killing these innocent mammals.
More needs to be done. These so-called research vessels are not actually researching whales. The proof is all over their websites because the data appears useless and made up despite killing all these whales.
Whales have dominated the seas for countless years. They have lived through the worst of times. Now, man has come. This intelligent and gentle creature that once inhabited all the oceans of the world is now in grave danger from overhunting, garbage, and sound pollution.
In 1982, the International Whaling Commission adopted an international ban against whaling. Many countries followed this ban such as USA and England. These countries have stopped because of the ban and because there are now substitutes for whaling. In addition, tests show that whale meat has toxins in it, which could bring up a large amount of health issues. The Japanese have continued to whale.
Many people don’t want the meat anymore, so most of it is stockpiled and left to rot. Whaling is not necessary and it would be the best for everyone if it ends. Protect the whales, protect the people, protect the earth.
Have you ever swam with a dolphin or gone whale watching? well if you ever want to, then you should sign this petition.
my plan is to get 1 million signatures and then present this to the Queensland government in Australia, so that hopefully, this inhumaine act can be ceased.
if you could just spare 60 seconds out of you life, to help save a whale or a dolphin, you are one of the greatest people ever.
this is unfair what is happening to them. how would the japanese like to be shot with a harpoon and the dragged onto a boat and left to die and suffer in pain.
these whales dont die straight away. no, no, no. it can take up to 3 hours until the whale has fully passed away.
so if you care about our marine life, please, i beg you, sign this petition. these animal deserve it.
15. Stop Whaling
The Japanese Say They're Whaling For Scientific Research But I Don't Believe it. It's Not True. Sign The Petition And Let's Stop Whaling!
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16. Stop Whaling
For years and years, people have been Killing/hunting/eating whales. There is only a small population left in the wild.
Each year hundreds of whales are killed under the name of scientific research.
Since the international ban in 1986 thousands of whales have been relentlessly hunted due to loopholes in the ban, allowing countries like Japan and Norway to hunt whales for "scientific" research.
It has been proved a numerous amount of times that Japan and Norway (for example) are using Whale products illegally on the markets. These 'illegal' whale products include: Meat, Make-up, Clothing, Accessories, Oil and many more.
To add to this problem the ways in which the whales are taken from their home and killed is by all means inhumane. Instead of using painless fast methods of killing, Whalers use brutal equipment to destroy the animal leaving it to suffer for up to several hours before dieing.
These methods include grenade harpoons which are explosives attached to the end of the harpoon which is fired up to 30 inches into the mammal before being detonated causing extreme pain and suffering to the animal leaving it to die a slow death.
An even slower and more painful method of hunting whales is the "cold" harpoon, this is a plain harpoon shot into the mammals head and upper body, piercing its lungs and causing suffocation. in most cases it takes several shots to kill the whale because it takes so long before the once graceful creature gets towed behind the vessel before being processed for market.
Seven out of the 13 great whale species are still endangered or vulnerable after decades of protection. A return to whaling would definitely sign the death warrant for some of these species.
JAPANESE WHALING IS A DISGRACE.
KIRIN IS A JAPANESE COMPANY WHICH OWNS NATIONAL FOODS AND OUR ONCE PROUD 100% AUSTRALIAN OWNED BRANDS LIKE PURA MILK, BERRI FRUIT JUICES,LION NATHAN, KING ISLAND DAIRY AND LACTOS CHEESE.
WHY SHOULD A COUNTRY INVOLVED IN THIS BARBARIC WHALING ACT OWN OUR ICONS.
20. Ban Whaling
Scientific Whaling is the method the Japanese now use to hunt whales. Since 1987 Japan has hunted sperm, sei, brydes and minke whales.
In 2005 they added the endangered fin whale to the list and have even attempted this year to get the humpback whale added to the list. Over the years these hunts have increased in size i.e in 2001 100 northern minke were hunted which rose to 856 in 2005.
This needs to stop now. There is no need for scientific whaling.
Over recent months the group Sea Shepherd re named one of their vessels the Steve Irwin. The Steve Irwin is currently operating in the Antarctic ocean to try and put a stop to the Japanese whaling fleet. They have discovered that they don't like being filmed and very controversial footage of whaling in progress was released to the media in the last few weeks.
The Japanese still claim they are doing nothing wrong and that it is all in the name of science despite clear footage of a whale struggling against the harpoon in it's back and the female and calf being dragged up onto their ships dead. We need to stop this now...forever.
The Japanese Government and the pacifist people it represents are on a collision course with Australasia over whaling.
It is bad enough that they continue to slaughter the relatively small minke whales on spurious research grounds. Or that they kill highly intelligent dolphins, or that they continue to blindly overfish migratory tuna to the extent these mighty fish will one day be gone. Now they are proposing to kill fin whales and the mysterious and gentle humpbacks, both species that are still threatened.
Hunted to the brink, humpbacks have been protected since 1986 when commercial whaling was banned. Now Japan is embarking on the biggest cull since that time, sheltering behind a deceitful "scientific research" programme. After killing tens of thousands of whales over the past two decades, despite ever increasing protests, the only question that remains unanswered is how many more will be harpooned before Japan drops the pretence and admits it is once again a commercial whaler.
Japan must be left in no doubt their actions in the southern ocean are deeply offensive and must be resisted on every possible front.
Read more at dompost.co.nz
Signatures on this petition may be published in The Dominion Post. They will also be forwarded to the Japanese embassy.
22. Stop Whaling!
Whaling is the harvesting of free-roaming whales from the oceans and dates back to at least 6,000 BC.
Whaling and other threats have led to at least 5 of the 13 great whales being listed as endangered. Commercial whaling is subject to a moratorium by the International Whaling Commission (IWC).
However, at the 2006 IWC meeting, the St Kitts and Nevis Declaration, which protests the moratorium, was adopted by a slim majority.
Whaling began in prehistoric times, and was initially confined to (near) coastal waters. Early whaling affected the development of many cultures. Although prehistoric hunting and gathering is generally considered to have low ecological impact, early whaling in the arctic altered freshwater ecology.
The development of modern whaling techniques was spurred in the 19th century by the increase in demand for whale oil, and in the 20th century by a demand for whale meat. Nantucket, MA was once the whaling capital of the world.
Even though I am only a 13 year old girl, I am so against whaling.
23. End Whaling Now
Every year, the Japanese government plans to hunt thousands of whales, driving them to near extinction. They practise barbaric ways of whaling, using grenade tipped harpoons which bury themselves in these innocent creatures, drag the thrashing whale from the water onto the wahling ship, where they are to be cut up for meat in restaurants.
Since 1987, Japan has conducted an annual whale hunt in the Antarctic under the guise of "scientific" whaling.
It has also embarked on a vote-buying inititative to shift the balance of power at the International Whaling Commission.
January 11, 2006
Japan's whaling industry kills whales in large masses. It must be stopped.
How do the whalers think that they can get away with this how can they themselves as human bring themselves to harm such beautiful creatures they must be very very far from human if they can kill whales...
Sign this petition to try and help me help the innocent whales.
이미 1970년대에 무차별한 고래잡이의 상업적 남획으로 인해 지구상 고래 주종의 열의 여덟(80%)은 거의 사라졌습니다. 그리하여 국제 포경 협회는 1986년 고래잡이 금지법을 제정했으나, 아직도 몇몇 나라에서는 고래잡이를 계속하고 있으며, 이 법에 반대하고 있습니다.
멸종 위기에 처한 고래, 갖은 잔인한 방법으로 남획되고 있는 고래, 여러분들은 상상도 못하시겠지만 한 마리의 고래가 얼마나 오래 동안 고통을 당하다 죽게 된답니다.
올해 국제 포경 협회 연차 총회가 대한 민국 울산에서 개최될 예정입니다. 한국 정부는 고래를 보호하는데 반대하고 있습니다. 부디 이 청원서에 서명하시어 동물 애호와 고래를 보호하는 데 한국 정부가 투표권을 행사하도록 합시다.
By the 1970s, commercial whaling had caused 8 out of the 10 great whale species to be commercially extinct. The International Whaling Commission's (IWC's) ban on commercial whaling went into effect in 1986. Since then, pro-whaling countries have been trying to lift the ban and continue to kill whales by using exceptions to the ban.
Most species of whales are still endangered and there is no humane way to kill a whale. Whales suffer horrible and often prolonged deaths due to brutal and unreliable killing methods used by whalers. They also suffer from being caught in fishing nets of commercial fisheries targeting other species. Instead of making an effort to safely release them, they are brought onboard to die and to be sold for human consumption.
The annual IWC meeting will be held in Ulsan, South Korea in 2005. South Korea has voted against protecting whales. Please sign this petition to let your government know that South Koreans care about whales and about animal welfare and want them to vote in favor of protecting these magnificent animals.
Here is a letter sent by the whale watching operators in Tonga:
'The Humpback Whales of Tonga Need YOU.
AS YOU MAY KNOW that there is a strong possibility of Whaling starting in Tongan waters. Over the last two months there has been discussions in Parliament regarding whaling. If whaling is allowed we all will suffer with the lack of tourism. We all know that the Whale watching industry holds a very important role in bringing tourists to Tonga. Many South Pacific destinations have great diving, white sandy beaches etc, etc but what make us unique is the Humpback whales.
Whales Alive has started a petition which will reach the local, national and international supporters of whale watching and 'Stop Whaling in Tonga'. The first step is starting an email-based petition to get to people that have visited or are going to visit Tonga to see the whales. It is short and to the point but I believe it will be very effective. I am asking you to send this petition to people in your email address book to start the ball rolling.'
UPDATE: June 2005
In June, the International Whaling Commission (IWC), whose almost 60 member countries oversee worldwide whale conservation, will hold its annual meeting in Ulsan, South Korea. This year, as befits the complicated politics of international whaling, the eyes of the world will be riveted on the host country. That's because, as an IWC member increasingly aligned with aggressive pro-whaling nations, Korea's vote will likely be decisive in determining the long term fate of the great whales and other threatened marine mammals.
As in prior years, the debate at Ulsan will focus on whether to lift the ban on commercial whaling. This year, there is a greater than ever threat that this will occur, and Korea holds a linchpin vote. An IWC member since 1978, South Korea supported the 1982 ban on commercial whaling imposed by the IWC and officially prohibited domestic whaling. Recently, though, Korea has regularly voted with the pro-whaling countries of Japan, Iceland, and Norway to subvert the 1982 agreement.
The IWC was created by whaling countries in 1946 in response to the alarming whale population decline due to large scale commercial whaling activities. The commission was hard pressed to fulfill its mandate because whalers routinely exceeded their permissible take and inaccurately reported the numbers of whales killed. By the 1970s, 8 out of 10 species of great whales covered by the IWC treaty were commercially extinct.
Korea is uniquely positioned to make the difference by divorcing itself from such subterfuge carried out on its soil. By taking a strong stand for whales, by resisting the pressure of the whaling nations, and by defending the extant ban on commercial whaling, Korea can ensure that the future will judge Ulsan as a turning point, a moment when humanity found its right relationship to the majestic creatures of the sea.
The best outcome of this year's meeting would be the creation of an additional sanctuary in the South Atlantic, championed by Argentina and Brazil. With a change of heart at Ulsan, Korea could achieve lasting distinction as the nation which truly granted safe harbor to the whales.
In June 2000 the International Whaling Commission voted to not support the South Pacific Whale Sanctuary. In 1998 over 1100 whales were killed for profit, despite the worldwide moratorium on commercial whaling.
Some species are still on the brink of extinction. By 1990 the Blue Whale numbers had been reduced from over 250,000 to just 1,000. It is time to put a stop to commercial whaling and find a permanent solution to protect whales.