Stop commercial whaling

Stop commercial whaling

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Jizelle Na started this petition to Governments

For the past three decades, Japan has brutally killed whales in the name of “research”. However many of us have always known that science was not the reason driving the slaughter. This was confirmed by Japan’s decision last year to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission so that they can resume commercial whaling. Although they will only be whaling in Japan’s own economic zone and not in the southern ocean sanctuary, this means nothing to migrating whales who do not understand borders.
 
Let’s be clear - Killing a whale is a slow, cruel, painful and bloody practice that is totally unnecessary in the modern world. The whale meat industry only survives because of Japanese Government subsidies. Without government welfare, this barbaric industry would not survive.
 
In 2016, according to the country’s Institute for Cetacean Research, Japan’s whaling fleet has killed 333 minke whales in the part of the 2016 Antarctic whale hunt. 230 were female; about 90% of these were pregnant, according to the report. You might think that number is bad enough however last year Japan killed 850 minke whales.
 
If you feel strongly about this issues that I have been alerting you about in this petition, a great way to help spread awareness is to get you friends and family involved. If your friends and family see how passionate you are about this topic, perhaps they will join in your efforts, and join protests and sign THIS petition.
 
Countries like Australia that are opposed to whaling must step up once again-Japan can’t be allowed to resume commercial whaling unchallenged.
 
Tell Japan to abandon whaling rather than the rule of international law.

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