[WILD_SEAS] UNITE TO STOP WHALING NOW!

From: wildnet (wildnet@ecoterra.net)
Date: Wed Nov 15 2000 - 18:09:47 EST


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IN DEFENCE OF THE WHALES,
THE CHIEFLY PEOPLES OF THE OCEAN WORLD !
NO MORE TIME TO TALK - TIME FOR ACTION!

Today: FORGET THE POLITICIANS !!! (They can not even count votes - only
beans!)
1. Japan whaling fleet readies for another hunt
2. US action in Japan whale dispute appears on hold

TARGET LIST UPDATE ( - see all at the end of these latest news)
BOYCOTT JAPAN IN TOTAL !!!!
BOYCOTT RUSSIA !
BOYKOTT NORWAY !
STEP UP THE BOYCOTT AGAINST DENMARK !
CONTINUE TO BOYCOTT UNILEVER (Unilever brand names include Gorton's
Seafood, Bird's Eye, Langnese, Lipton's Tea, OMO washing powder, Dove
soap, etc. and Ben & Jerry's ice cream - reportedly contaminated
anyway.)
SLOW DOWN THE BOYCOTT CONCERNING THE NETHERLANDS !
(But let us see first more if the "Dutch Connection" ceased.)

What is still missing is the clear view and the clear will to act
together - and everybody, who has it, says:

UNITE TO STOP IT- NOW !

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1. Japan whaling fleet readies for another hunt
JAPAN: November 15, 2000

TOKYO - Japan‘s research whaling fleet, in defiance of criticism from
Washington, is preparing to leave for its second hunt this year,
officials said yesterday.
This year‘s previous hunt, which ended in September when the fleet
returned to port with nearly 90 whales, brought the threat of US
sanctions and a decision by President Bill Clinton to deny Japan future
access to fishing rights in US waters.

Clinton is to meet Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori on Thursday in
Brunei, where both will attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
(APEC) summit, with whaling expected to be one topic for discussion.
„The fleet is preparing to leave for waters off Antarctica,“ said
Fisheries Agency official Jiro Hyugaji. He declined to say when the
vessels would set sail although official sources said the boats could
leave as early as Friday.
In contrast to the earlier hunt, which angered Washington with its catch
of Bryde‘s and sperm whales - both protected under US law - this hunt
will take only minkes.
„We will probably take the usual number, 400 plus or minus 10 percent,“
said Hyugaji. „Last year‘s hunt in the same place took 439.“
Japanese whaling had been limited to minke whales, believed to be more
numerous, until this year, when Tokyo decided to include the two other
species in its programme.
International debate still rages over whether the numbers have increased
sufficiently to allow catches.
Japan says its whaling programme is permitted by International Whaling
Commission (IWC) rules and stresses that it is intended for scientific
research. Critics charge that much of the meat ends up on restaurant
tables and supermarket shelves.
It has said it will continue research whaling of Bryde‘s and sperm
whales next year as part of a two-year programme aimed at collecting
data in preparation for a full-fledged research whaling programme due to
start in 2002.
FURTHER US ACTION ON HOLD
Further US action on the dispute, however, appeared to be on hold, with
a report detailing what further steps the Clinton administration might
take still not delivered to Congress on Monday, when a key deadline
expired.
In September, US Commerce Secretary Norman Mineta certified under US law
that Japan‘s expanded hunt this summer had undermined international
conservation efforts.
This triggered a 60-day review process to determine whether to take
additional action, a process that expired on Monday.
White House aides could not say with certainty when the report would be
completed but said they were working to get it out quickly, sticking to
that line when asked if the report was delayed so it would not come out
before Clinton meets Mori.
Other officials said it might come out later this week.
Japan has deplored the U.S action and hinted that it would complain to
the Geneva-based World Trade Organisation if Washington imposed
sanctions.
Japan gave up commercial whaling in compliance with an international
moratorium in 1986, but has been carrying out what it calls scientific
research whaling „to provide necessary data to establish a viable
resource management scheme for whale populations“.
Whale meat was an important source of protein in Japan after World War
Two, and has become a gourmet food over the last few decades as prices
have risen in line with falling supplies.
Story by Elaine Lies
REUTERS NEWS SERVICE

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2. US action in Japan whale dispute appears on hold
USA: November 15, 2000

WASHINGTON - Further US action in a dispute over Japan‘s expanded whale
hunt appeared to be on hold on Monday ahead of President Bill Clinton‘s
meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori later this week.

As of late afternoon, a report detailing what further steps the Clinton
administration would take still had not been delivered to Congress and
White House aides could not say with certainty when it would be
completed.
„We‘re working very hard to get it done expeditiously,“ a spokeswoman
for the National Security Council said. „We‘re doing our best to get it
done in timely manner.“

The aide stuck to that line when asked if the report was delayed so it
would not come out before Clinton‘s meeting with Mori on Thursday. „When
it‘s done, it‘ll go,“ she said.

Both leaders will be in Brunei on Wednesday and Thursday for the Asia
Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.

Other US officials also said it was still possible the report could come
out this week.
In September, Commerce Secretary Norman Mineta certified under US law
that Japan‘s expanded hunt this year undermined international
conservation efforts.

Clinton has already decided to deny Japan future access to fishing
rights in US waters.
But Mineta‘s certification also triggered a 60-day review process that
ended on Monday to determine whether to take additional action.

The 1978 Fisherman‘s Protective Act gives Clinton authority in the
dispute to block imports of any products from Japan, if the
administration determines that would not violate World Trade
Organization rules.
Clinton must notify Congress of any further action he has decided to
take. If he chooses not to ban imports of Japanese fish products or
wildlife products, he must explain that decision in his report.

In a Sept. 13 memo to agencies, Clinton did not ask for a list of
Japanese products that the United States could block in the dispute.

Instead, he focused on issues such as the importance of whaling industry
to the Japan‘s economy and the adequacy of US rules to prevent imports
of Japanese whale products.

REUTERS NEWS SERVICE

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Support THE GOOD, isolate THE BAD and
FIGHT THE UGLY:

THE TARGET LIST OF SHAME! (regularly updated):

THE TOTAL UGLY:

- JAPAN (Shame, Shame, Shame on you!)
   http://www.jp-whaling-assn.com/index_eng.htm
- The PR company SHANDWICK (aka Shame'nd Wicked)
   http://www.shandwick.com
- NORWAY (Realize that you are just obsessed!
   http://www.highnorth.no
- THE FAROE ISLANDS (You will see it, NOW!)
- DANISH GOVERNMENT (STOP the support to the killings
  in your? "Protectorate" - listen to the Danish People!)
- RUSSIA (STOP all Soviet Whalers - STOP the nuclear
  garbage and Stop the sellout of your great nation!)

Block them, fight them - wherever you find them!

THE UGLY:
- NETHERLANDS (The people with some of the worst environmental track
records on earth - at home as well as in their former colonies!) NOW
THE DUTCH GOVERNMENT ASKS JAPAN TO STOP, BUT HAS THE DUTCH CONNECTION
ABANDONED THEIR PUSH FOR RENEWED COMMERCIAL WHALING? -
- The HIGH NORTH ALLIANCE (from Canada, the Faroe
    Islands, Greenland, Iceland and Norway)
- CHINA (you believe you can continue? -just wait!)
- St. VINCENT & GRENADINES (STOP illegal whaling!)
- DOMINICA (the truth is out - your Governm. is corrupt!)
- ANTIGUA (stand up against Japanese aid threats!)
- NAMIBIA (Stop killing fur seals and harbouring whalers!)
- BARBUDA
- ST. KITTS
- NEVIS
- St. LUCIA
- GUINEA

We call for the widest possible sanctions against these countries and
the withrawal of any preferential trade agreement. We call for a total
consumer boycott concerning all products and services of these countries
including a TOTAL tourism boycott.
We call for the total isolation of these countries, to ban these
countries from any international meeting and the total stop from any
financial aid or support deriving from taxpayers
contributions, multilateral agreements or private sources to these
countries.

THE BAD:

- IWC (now openly the whale butcher's society)
- CITES (the trade-negotiators for all the wildlife butchers)
- UNILEVER COMPANY (Unilever brand names include i.a. the Gorton's
Seafood (also from the Faroes), Bird's Eye, Langnese, Lipton's Tea, OMO
and other detergents, Dove soap, and Ben & Jerry's ice cream). DONT BUY!

- KOREA (Don't be such wimps - your vessels are poaching everywhere!)
- World Wildlife Fund (nobody trusts your diplo-words anymore!)
- IUCN / WCMC / UNEP (the smokescreen providers!)

The group asking Japan now to stop included representatives of the
Netherlands, New Zealand, Austria, Brazil, Britain, Finland, France,
Germany, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, Sweden, Switzerland and the United
States. Let us applaud them, but let us also not forget so quickly
Adelaide:
- ITALY (do not go for a pee during voting and stop bartertrading guns
for fish! That's known - so you do not need protection from whalers!)
- SWEDEN (close your borders with Norway, whose citizen might be
contaminated by toxic whale-blubber!)
- SWITZERLAND (lots of whales in those mountains - odder?
Or are you afraid of your bank-accounts held Japanese
whaler-wheeler-dealers?)
- IRELAND (are you guys loosing your spirit?)
- All other Countries, who do not stop the others to kill whales!

STOP BUYING FROM THEM (goods or ideas)!
STOP ANY FUNDING deriving from taxpayers money or private support.
BOYCOTT any tourism to the listed destinations.

IMPROVE or LEAVE IWC:
- OMAN (You are a conservationist Sultan Quabus, so why not your
   representatives? - and see: The Holy Quoran: DON'T DO MISCHIEF!)
- SOLOMON ISLANDS (o.k. you got other problems this time around, but
make sure your vote - hopefully as an authority of the indigenous people
of the Solomons - is counted next time FOR a whaling ban!)

SUPPORT:

- Sea Sheapherd International (Let us go all and get the whalers!)
- Greenpeace Intl. (congratulations on your strong stand)
- Greenpeace Germany
- ECOTERRA Intl.
- Campaign Whale
- CitizensConcerns
- Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)
- AgA International
- The Ocean Mammal Institute
- The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS)
- WDCS GERMANY
- Pro Wildlife Germany
- U.S. Citizens Against Whaling
- New Zealand (BRAVO: Honorable Mrs. Sandra Lee)
- Japan's Whale and Dolphin Action Network (IKAN)
- International Cetacean Education Research Centre
- International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island
- All Countries supporting the whaling ban and the Whale Sanctuaries
   (specifically Brazil, Argentina and India who resisted Japan (ese
money).
   - and Britain and the United States, which MUST now follow up with
   trade related sanctions against the UGLY.
- Australia (though it still can improve a lot in other sectors)
- Germany shows has one of the best track records against whaling!
- German food distribution giant ALDI Einkauf GmbH & Co (who cancelled
all purchase contracts from the Faroes)
   More than 1,250 stores said NO!.
- All the other 20,000 retailers (REWE, EDEKA, TENGELMANN and now
KARSTADT, who cancelled contracts with the Faroes and/or Danmark in
protest against the Faroe whale massacres.
- The majority PEOPLE of Denmark, Sweden and Norway - but not their
   governments (yet) or crazy whalers.
- International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) - but please clarify your
stand on RMS
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  Please click the following , WATCH, and LISTEN to
   whale mother and her child's desperate plea :

<http://www.usagainstwhaling.org/whales.htm>

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WE CALL FOR ACTIVE GLOBAL DEFENCE
AGAINST ANY WHALER - AND NOW!

Visit Eco.online, http://www.eco-online.conf.au a web site created by
non-governmental organizations to cover the last IWC meeting in Adelaide
/ Australia.

http://www.helpwhales.com explains (1) how you can send emails and
faxes to support a whale sanctuary, and (2) how you can sign a petition
for a global whale sanctuary.

Go to: http://www.stopwhalingnow.com and protest against Japan and to
http://zope.greenpeace.org/z/ams/g?a=IWC2&s=Whales2&l=English
to express your outrage on the wimpy stand of Ireland and some who went
for Japenese money rather then for real peoples values!

Interested to "meet" the Japanese Whalers with a "hit"?
Go to: http://www.jp-whaling-assn.com/index_eng.htm

Or to bring the "high" HIGH-NORTH-ALLIANCE down ?
Go to: http://www.highnorth.no/
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ACTIONS TO TAKE TO STOP JAPANs WHALE & DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER:
Send a fax to Japan Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori:
(0) 81-3-5511-8855

or send him an e-mail from this website:
http://www.iijnet.or.jp/sorifu/kantei/foreign/comment.html

Fax the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC:
(202) 265-9482

US citizens: Convey your support and thanks to Rep. Bill Delahunt, for
introducing the resolution in the House of Representatives calling on
President Clinton not to support Japan's bid to gain a permanent seat on
the
U.N. Security Council unless it stops whaling. Urge him to add language
opposing Japan's unsustainable dolphin slaughter.
Congressman Bill Delahunt
1317 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-3111
Fax: (202) 225-5658
william.delahunt@mail.house.gov

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