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It’s official. The Japanese government has recalled its whale-killing fleet from Antarctica, citing interference from activists from Sea Shepherd. The withdrawal is a resounding victory for whales and all the organizations working to stop Japan’s killing of whales and dolphins.
Earth Island's Mark J. Palmer comments on the premature end of Japan's whaling season in Antarctica. Will Japan permanently end killing of whales and dolphins?
Australian activists, led by volunteer Haans Siver, now conduct weekly demonstrations in front of the Japanese Embassy in Melbourne.
Pilot whales continue to be slaughtered in the Faroe Islands, despite a warning from health authorities that the meat is contaminated with toxic mercury. Read Ric and Helene O'Barry's latest report...
While Japan defies world opinion and continues the slaughter of whales and dolphins, new information demonstrates that most Japanese have no interest in eating whale meat and the stockpile of frozen whale meat continues to grow. Read Mark Palmer's report...
Today is Worldwide Anti-Whaling Day, and President Barack Obama just left for a trip to Asia, which will include a stop in Japan. Earth Island Institute/Save Japan Dolphins, In Defense of Animals, the Animal Welfare Institute, and several other environmental and animal welfare organizations sent him a letter urging that the Japanese government permanently end its slaughter of dolphins and whales.
When the Mayor of Taiji expressed willingness to have a meeting with opponents of the dolphin slaughter, our team thought it could represent a change. However, it quickly became clear that the meeting would be a sham. Only pre-approved questions would be allowed. Ric was able to turn the tables on the event, as reported by Save Japan Dolphins volunteer Leah Lemieux.