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||Posted: Nov. 26 2007,18:09
Japan is one of the biggest violators insofar as whaling under the guise of "scientific research". Activities such as these are related to the massive killing of valuable sharks for shark fin soup, or tigers for oriental aphrodisiacs.
|Defying growing international pressure and a global whaling ban, the Government of Japan launched its whaling fleet Sunday morning for an international whale sanctuary around Antarctica, where it intends to kill more than 1000 whales over the next four months. Japan claims its expanding annual whale hunts are for scientific purposes and earlier announced it would add 50 endangered humpback whales, protected from commercial hunting for more than 40 years, to its annual target list.|
Legal analyses by international panels of independent legal experts convened in Paris and London have found Japan's expanding whaling to be in violation of IWC regulations and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
To learn more about IFAW's global campaign to protect whales, and how you can join this important campaign, visit www.ifaw.org today.
Here's a general link: Link to IFAW/how you can help stop the slaughter...
Perhaps better, here's five things you can really do if you so choose: Link to Five Ways You Can Protect Whales
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