Tell Fish Wholesalers to End Support of Iceland's Whaling Industry
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Tell Fish Wholesalers to End Support of Iceland's Whaling Industry

    1. Pamela Black
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      Pamela Black

      Lapeer, MI

Iceland continues to hunt whales, despite bans set forth by the International Whaling Commission. The whaling company Hvalur has deep connections with the fishing company HB Grandi. They trade leads on fishing grounds and HB Grandi processes whale meat at their facility.

The wholesalers Warners and T Quality get their fish supply from HB Grandi for resale to restaurants and other retailers across the U.K. and Europe. Consumers who purchase Icelandic cod in stores or fish and chip shops are unknowingly supporting the whaling industry.

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society wants to educate people on the source of their fish by supplying  a list of companies and their stances on whaling. In order to put pressure on the industry, you can boycott products from companies that are pro-whaling or supplied by HB Grandi.

Additionally, you can send this letter to Warners and T Quality informing them of your intent to boycott them until they adopt an anti-whaling policy and commit to purchasing from sources other than HB Grandi.

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    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. President Obama chooses to review situation in Iceland, no sanctions now

      Pamela Black
      Petition Organizer

      In a message to Congress, Obama states: "Iceland's actions threaten the conservation status of an endangered species and undermine multilateral efforts to ensure greater worldwide protection for whales."

    3. Chippies Urged to Ban "Whaling" Firm

      Pamela Black
      Petition Organizer

      WDCS leads a boycott of whaling companies and urges fish and chip shops to do the same. Colmans, voted Britain's best chippy, supports the campaign along with many major supermarket chains.

    4. Iceland halts catching of fin whales

      Pamela Black
      Petition Organizer

      The fin whale hunting quota for 2011 will not be met due to lack of demand from Japan. Unfortunately, Hvalur is already gearing up for hunting to resume in 2012. Pressure needs to come from consumers like you to break the ties of fishing and whaling.

    5. Reached 2,500 signatures
    6. U.S. sanctions one step to disrupt sales, profit of whale-tainted products

      Pamela Black
      Petition Organizer

      President Obama is in the process of deciding what sanctions will be imposed on Iceland for their failure to comply with whaling moratorium. In the meantime, actress Hayden Panettiere comes out in support Obama's stance against whaling in Iceland.

    7. Reached 1,000 signatures
    8. Victory! U.S. Seeks to Impose Sanctions on Iceland for Whaling Industry

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Following the annual International Whaling Commission conference, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke is using the Pelly Amendment to impose sanctions on Iceland for engaging in whale hunting. The law states that a country in violation of global...

    9. U.K. Fish Retailers Buy Supply from Companies Partnering with Whalers

      Pamela Black
      Petition Organizer

      Following the International Whaling Commission's annual conference, consumers in Great Britain are urged to ask where their fish comes from. Many fishing companies work closely with whalers, even processing their catch in the same plants.

    10. Whaling "industry" in Iceland being coined as one-man show

      Pamela Black
      Petition Organizer

      A new article highlights how Hvalur IS the whaling industry in Iceland. It also reinforces the connection between whaling and fishing and how boycotting whale products is not enough on its own to end the practice.

    11. Pamela Black
      Petition Organizer

      I.F.A.W. launches a "Meet Us, Don't Eat Us" campaign in Iceland. This summer, tourists will be greeted by "human whales" to educate visitors against trying whale meat out of the belief that they are eating a traditional Icelandic dish.

    12. Pamela Black
      Petition Organizer

      According to WDCS, Hvalur reported that due to earthquakes in Japan and general decline in the market for whale meat, whale hunting has been postponed for now and about 30 employees were laid off. This decision can be changed at any time so until they end whaling permanently, keep sending letters!

    13. Reached 250 signatures
    14. Demand Fish and Chips Without the Side of Whale

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      The next time you buy fish at the store or a restaurant, you should ask where it came from. Chances are, if you live in England, the cod or haddock sold in restaurants or fish and chip shops is from Iceland, caught by fishermen in league with the...

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