Ban Commercial Whaling worldwide

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Japan has officially resumed commercial whaling on 1st July 2019, after more than 30 years of limiting whale hunts to "scientific" purposes — a policy that still resulted in the deaths of hundreds of whales annually. Japan joins Iceland and Norway as the only nations to allow commercial whaling despite the IWC moratorium. In defiance of international criticism, the fisheries ministry in Japan has set a kill cap for the season of 52 minke, 150 Bryde's and 25 sei whales - a total of 227 animals.

Whales play an important role in stabilizing the aquatic food chain and reproduction of other species. As more whales are killed the food distribution in the ocean becomes destabilized and causes changes in the food supply of many other kinds of marine life. Furthermore,
Scientific studies of the cetacean species (whales, dolphins and porpoises) has led to a lot of discoveries and advancements regarding echolocation, aquatic environments, marine life and marine mammalintelligence and other important oceanic topics. Surprisingly even Whale poop plays a large role in stabilizing the offset of carbon in the atmosphere providing a healthier environment for both land and aquatic lifeforms. Our growing understanding of whales is important for improving the safety measures of all marine mammals as well as improving the oceans ecosystem. 

While whale meant has been a part of Japanese culture for hundreds of years, modern demand for it is extremely low. According to Reuters, whales makes up about 0.1% of all meat eaten in Japan in a year. Is there any sensible explanation as to why is there a urgent need to revive the practice of hunting and eating whales? 

We have to act together to help preserve our oceans and the life that depend on it. Ban on commercial whaling should be a law in all countries. Please sign this petition to help countries like Japan come to their senses.