I have always loved whale, Blue whales are my favorite. But I saw a TV show about whale that are becoming fewer whales. It has been my dream to see and swim with the biggest mammal on the planet. Please support the Humane Society!! Go to, http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/whales/#
All large whales on the planet are endangered today, including the right whale, one of the rarest animals on earth. Human activity—mostly fishing-gear entanglement and ship collisions―is to blame. A few species are still targeted by commercial whaling, and others still suffer at the hands of the entertainment industry. But we can turn things around. Help us save the whales. To mark Earth Day this year, Buffalo Exchange stores are joining with The HSUS and our international arm, Humane Society International, to celebrate the theme “Save Ocean Animals.”
Proceeds from Buffalo Exchange’s Dollar Day Sale on Saturday, April 21, will go to The HSUS and HSI to support our work to protect oceans and ocean animals. Healthy oceans are vital to the animals who call them home, and to the overall well-being of our planet. Here are a few things you can do to help. President Barack Obama informed Congress on September 15 of his decision not to apply trade measures to Iceland for commercial whaling in defiance of the IWC ban on such activity. However, the president did promise Congressional members that this issue continues to receive the highest level of attention.
On July 19, 2011, in response to a Pelly petition filed by HSI, The HSUS and other coalition members, then-Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke certified under the Pelly Amendment that nationals of Iceland are conducting whaling activities that diminish the effectiveness of the IWC conservation program.
This certification triggered a 60-day time period for the president to determine what causes of action his administration would be willing to take in order to stop Iceland’s commercial whaling. The president affirmed that “Iceland’s actions threaten the conservation status of an endangered species and undermine multilateral efforts to ensure greater worldwide protection for whales.” Though he chose not to issue trade measures at this time, he did put forward a number of political options designed to force Iceland to stop whaling.
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Many of our members called on the president to apply the strongest possible measures. We thank each and every individual who took the time to weigh in on the side of the whales. We also thank the many members of Congress who wrote [PDF] to President Obama encouraging the imposition of tough actions against Iceland.
We are hopeful that the measures offered by the president are sufficient to force an end to Iceland’s inhumane and unsustainable whaling. Whales are already facing significant threats from climate change, marine pollution, ship strikes, etc., and it is irresponsible for industrialized nations such as Iceland to put even greater pressure on these animals by hunting them to supply a luxury food market.
We will continue to campaign and work with the Obama administration and our partners around the globe until Iceland is once and for all out of the bloody business of commercial whaling. Give now to support our efforts.Internet giant Amazon.com has now officially banned the sale of all whale and dolphin products from its wholly owned Japanese website, following global outrage that these products were offered for sale. Amazon confirmed the prohibition on its main website by adding language under the Food and Beverage section that prohibits "Products containing shark, whale, or dolphin" and Amazon’s Japanese website contains a similar ban on selling whale and dolphin products.
The Environmental Investigation Agency and Humane Society International revealed last month that Amazon Japan not only sold products from endangered and protected whale species, but also products containing dangerous levels of mercury.
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In response, Amazon withdrew all whale products from Amazon Japan within 24 hours, but declined to make any formal policy commitment regarding a permanent ban.
However, as of March 7, both the Amazon.com website and its Japanese version contain an explicit prohibition on the sale of products from whales and dolphins.
“Amazon.com has taken the right decision to enact a company-wide ban on the sale of all products derived from whales and dolphins,” said Allan Thornton, president of the Environmental Investigation Agency. ”Internet sales are a major threat to endangered and threatened wildlife and we strongly urge all other internet companies selling such products to follow Amazon’s lead.”
“Amazon heard the public loud and clear,” said Kitty Block, vice president of Humane Society International. “Amazon should be congratulated for being responsive to its consumers’ pleas that whales and dolphins should be protected and not sold for profit.”
Interviews, images and the full report are available on request from: Katie Jarl, HSI media contact, firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-258-1483
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is a UK-based Non Governmental Organisation and charitable trust (registered charity number 1040615) that investigates and campaigns against a wide range of environmental crimes, including illegal wildlife trade, illegal logging, hazardous waste, and trade in climate and ozone-altering chemicals.
Humane Society International and its partner organisations together constitute one of the world’s largest animal protection organisations — backed by 11 million people. For nearly 20 years, HSI has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education, and hands-on programs. Visit HSI’s website at hsi.org.
Whales are facing dire consequences from the actions of Japan and other pro-whaling nations, but you can help! Join our Save Whales—Not Whaling campaign by taking action today to help save whales!
The goal of our campaign is to educate the public and politicians about the threat that commercial whaling poses to whale species, the use of trade sanctions to force nations to cease their commercial and so-called scientific whaling activities, and the necessity of creating whale sanctuaries that provide safe havens for whales to breed, feed, and calve away from human predators. You can help!
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Urge the U.S. to sanction Iceland for defiant whaling
Call for a global whale sanctuary
Tell the Japanese prime minister (via a comment on his web site) that Japan should stop whaling
Tell Norway that whaling is staining its "green" reputation red
Live in the EU? Tell the EU presidency that Iceland is welcome, but not its whaling
Ask Famima!! to persuade FamilyMart to remove whale products from all of their stores
Learn more about the issues
Read about whaling and the International Whaling Commission, including an overview of the IWC, a timeline of past IWC meetings and the latest news
Read reports: Who's Eating all the Fish? and A Time to Refocus (on the future of the IWC) [PDF]
Press release: Scientists Find Whales Innocent of Global Decline in Fisheries
Why whaling is inhumane [PDF]