“We the undersigned readers of The Dominion Post strongly object to the slaughter of whales in the name of “research” and urge the Japanese Government to abandon its abhorrent whaling programme”.
Yesterday, I’m 2337 who signed an online petition urging the Japanese Government to abandon the slaughter of 50 threatened humpback whales, 50 endangered fin whales and 935 minke whales.
Signatures had come from UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, UAE, china, Netherlands, Switzerland, Ireland, Finland, and Germany among others. As a massive campaign launched by Dominion Post and the Prime Minister Helen Clark’s supports the campaign to stop Japanese whaling.
I’m supporting this campaign as Whaling commissioner Sir Geoffrey Palmer branded Japan killing whales under the pretext of scientific research , amounted to commercial whaling in drag .
We have to stand up and fight for the rights of whales to live a normal life and preserve what we have so we can show to the future generations how beautiful the whales are.
It is my opinion that the moratorium on commercial whaling must be maintained and the scientific whaling loophole that is exploited mainly by Japan should be closed. Commercial whaling brings no conservation benefits to whales or the oceans whatsoever and the while the IWC is distracted by an increasingly polarized debate over commercial whaling,some whale populations are slipping towards extinction.
Do you want to say something? Add your voice. Write to Japan’s ambassador to New Zealand Mr. Toshihiro Takahashi.
Embassy of Japan, PO BOX 6340, Wellington or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Go to www.dompost.co.nz to sign the online petition calling for a halt Japanese whaling programme.