Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society - STOP whaling and killing dolphins in Norway
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Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society - STOP whaling and killing dolphins in Norway

    1. Deena Rousan
    2. Petition by

      Deena Rousan

      Manchester, United Kingdom

Each year thousands of these gentle giants are slaughtered with exploding harpoons. Once the whale has been harpooned, it can suffer for hours before dying. The Rafisklaget handles about 80% of minke whale meat which is taken back to Norway and imported to Japan as a delicacy!

We think this should stop. Ban or no ban, whaling remains inhumane and whales are unsuitable for use by humans in this way (they are long living and slow to reproduce). There is no humane way to kill a whale at sea. The hunting process can never be an exact exercise - whales are a moving target, shot at on a moving vessel which sits on a moving sea. Grenade harpoons are often used to kill whales forcing them to be subjected to a long, slow and painful death. Monitoring and regulating whaling to keep kills to a certain number is also very difficult.

Blubber in particular has been a large and costly problem for the whaling industry. In 2002, the Norwegian government spent 4 million kroner to destroy 700 tons of blubber lying in freezer storage; it eventually came to light that much of the blubber had been used for pet food.

Since 2006, when the Norwegian whaling quota was increased by 30%, Norwegian whalers have been allowed to hunt a quota of 1,052 Minke whales a year.

No-one can be certain that whale populations can survive large scale hunting along with the other daily threats they face!

still kill 2000 whales between them each year and also continue trade in whale products!

 

DNA analysis suggests that the actual number killed may be twice as high.

Some whales suffer from truly terrible injuries for over one hour or more. Some whales are re-shot with another harpoon while others are finished off with rifle fire. Pregnant whales are deliberately targeted by the whalers for their larger size, to increase profits.

In addition to the large whales, tens of thousands of small whales, dolphins and porpoises, collectively known as small cetaceans, are killed annually in hunting activities not regulated by the IWC. Some of the species hunted include pilot whales, pygmy killer whales and bottlenose, stripped and spinner dolphins. 

Every year the number of whales killed is INCREASING!

This is NOT acceptable!

To:
norwegian Governments email, Norwegian Governement
STOP KILLING whales and dolphins in Norway!

Whales and Dolphins DON'T DESERVE THIS CRUELTY!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. NO MORE KILLING IS AFFICIAL!

      Deena Rousan
      Petition Organizer

      Hooray, it has just been official that the Japanese Government has decided to stop the killing of whales and dolphins thanks to the Australian Government who made the official courts know that this killing is not for scientific use and so, the court has announced that the killing must completely stop right away.........WHAT A SUCCESS EVERYBODY!!!
      And in more news, they will not be selling any whale or dolphin meat on the illegal markets, also their annual Antarctic killing spree for this year is no more, they will not be allowed to kill, its been made ILLEGAL!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for all your help and support, it really does make a difference, it has been much appreciated.

    2. Reached 750 signatures
    3. Send a letter to the Norwegian Coastal Affair Officer!

      Deena Rousan
      Petition Organizer

      I have been able to get a hold of the address and email of the Coastal and Fishery Affairs Minister of Norway, so you - my supporters, can get in touch with them and tell them why you want the cruelty and slaughter against whales and dolphins to stop! Go on show them!

      Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs
      Lisbeth Berg-Hansen
      Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs
      P.O. Box 8118 Dep
      N-0032 Oslo, Norway 
      Tel: +47-22-24-90-90
      Fax: +47-22-24-95-85
      E-mail: postmottak@fkd.dep.no

    4. Numbers of catching are decreasing!

      Deena Rousan
      Petition Organizer

      Minke Whaling has been going on for over 10 years! The Norwegian Government has decided to reduce the amount of whales the fishermen hunt. The number dropped from 1286 whales to 486, what a tremendous job. The Government is finally listening to us! However the numbers are steadily increasing, so I still need your help! Help WHALES, they cant speak up for the cruelty they are put under but you can !

    5. Reached 500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Matthias Windtner SANKT FLORIAN, AUSTRIA
      • about 1 month ago

      In contrary to worlwide beliefs i do not think Humansare the only high developed species on this planet. I believe so called "animals" like whales and dolphins are just an other branch of evolution which finds its highest development in whales and dolphins and are equally developed as humans just in a different way.

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    • Candida Nastrucci ROMA, ITALY
      • 2 months ago

      Killing whales and Dolphins is a sign of great ignorance and lack of education and poor judgement. It must stop!

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    • Candace Rader BEL AIR, MD
      • 3 months ago

      These are very intelligent creatures!

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    • Chelsea Allen GROVETOWN, GA
      • 3 months ago

      To stop killing whales and dolphins!

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    • Donna Carattini ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • 3 months ago

      To His Excellency, Mr. Shinzō Abe

      The Prime Minister of Japan

      To His Excellency, Mr. YAMAZAKI Masaaki,

      The President of the House of Councillors

      To His Excellency, Mr. Bunmei Ibuki

      The President of the House of Representatives

      and to all of the members of the Japanese Parliament

      I am writing you these words to express my profound admiration and respect for your nation, but admitting at the same time, a deep pain and sorrow caused by the practice that still continues today in Japan: the mass killing of dolphins.

      According to long-term studies conducted by the scientists, dolphins’ intelligence is highly developed. Dolphins are recognized to be the second most intelligent species on our planet, after Homo Sapiens. Just like us, humans, they are capable of forming complex social relationships. From ancient times, the history recorded many cases of drowning people being saved by dolphins. This implies not just a great conceptual power but also empathy, as it involves understanding that a being’s life is in danger, that the life of that being has an intrinsic value and it is worth saving, and even more, it deserves the effort of saving it. Dolphins have repeatedly demonstrated that they do this for us.

      We, the humans, always find reasons for our actions based on philosophy and religious traditions. Buddhist Wisdom, for example, urges us to help the sentient beings if we can, and if we can’t, at least we should choose not to hurt them. Dolphins behave towards people as if they would follow these noble human morals. Another important source of morality is empathy. When we realize that another being is suffering, and we connect with it emotionally and support it, we have a more complete picture of his, her or it’s drama. Empathy renders distances, even distance in time, insignificant. Seeing the images of the massacres in the past years and the capturing of the dolphins these days, deleted the 9000 kilometers between Bucharest and Tokyo.

      Every scream of fear and pain of the dolphins that are captured and killed is a sharp stab into my heart. Every bloodshed in the sea trickles like a burn onto my soul. Watching the news and the images on this subject, I could not help the tears and I wished so eagerly that I could hug all those dolphins and somehow ease their pain and save them. I am convinced that most people seeing these images of the slaughtered dolphins share the same unsettling feelings and emotions. And there are many millions…

      I am writing this open letter as a citizen among those who that are connected by the invisible thread of the same compassion and pain caused by the suffering and killing of dolphins.

      At the same time, I am writing you as a member of the Romanian Parliament, my country being probably the only country in the world that has the national coat of arms displaying two dolphins. I have recently announced the introduction in the Parliament of a draft law that aims at recognizing dolphins as non-human persons as a legal basis for strengthening their protection in the Black Sea.

      The special relationship between people and dolphins in the Black Sea region is well known throughout history. About 2600 years ago, around the time of the first Emperors of Japan, the first city on the present territory of Romania was founded on the Black Sea shore. It was the famous ancient Greek colony called Tomis, where the great roman poet Ovid was exiled few centuries latter and wrote a large part of his work, and where the coins that were put into use by the ancient inhabitants were printed not with the image of some political figure, but with the images of dolphins.

      Nowadays, the images of dolphins captured and slaughtered in Japan, are shuddering the planet. The dolphins suffered terribly, understanding that they are going to be killed. Some have seriously injured themselves until bleeding in their desperate attempt to escape. I have also noticed among them a rare albino baby, that was swimming terrified next to his mother. I think that the white baby dolphin will become a symbol for all those who call for a humane treatment for the dolphins worldwide.

      I am convinced that you have received and you will receive many messages calling for a human and honorable solution to this problem. I sincerely hope with all my heart that you will take all these messages into account, and that the day when you put an end to such horrors is near. It is entirely in your power to stop the killing of dolphins in Japan.

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