[WILD_SEAS] Global Protest Against Japanese Whaling Intensifies

From: wildnet (wildnet@ecoterra.net)
Date: Sun Feb 04 2001 - 19:23:09 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:
1. Global Protest Against Japanese Whaling Intensifies,
New York City Council Passes Anti-Whaling Resolution
2. Japan set for 574 tons of whale meat
3. STOP the killing! Norway wants to revive the whale meat trade

TARGET LIST UPDATE ( - see all at the end of these latest news)
BOYCOTT JAPAN IN TOTAL !!!! STOP BUYING OR DRIVING JAPANESE CARS!
BOYKOTT NORWAY IN TOTAL !!!!! TOTAL TOURISM BOYCOTT TO THE COUNTRY OF THE WHALE AND WOLF KILLERS  !!! STOP BUYING ANY NORWEGIAN PRODUCT !
BOYCOTT RUSSIA !
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 in February at the IWC Special Session in Monaco 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. Global Protest Against Japanese Whaling Intensifies,
New York City Council Passes Anti-Whaling Resolution

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York City Council has passed a strongly worded resolution in opposition of Japan's so-called ``scientific'' whaling activities, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW -- www.ifaw.org) announced today. This follows a similar resolution passed by Congress in October 2000, fueling mounting global opposition to Japanese whaling.

The resolution, number 1690, was presented by City Council Speaker Peter F. Vallone, and passed via Immediate
Consideration on January 24. In it, the council highlights Japan's desire to secure a seat on the UN Security Council, and calls for the US Government to insist Japanese whaling is ended before supporting this action.

The resolution states that, ``The Council of the City of New York denounces the practice of Scientific Whaling, urges the Government of Japan to cease the practice and calls upon the Government of the United States to condition any support for a permanent Japanese seat on the United Nations Security Council to a cessation of whaling activities.''

``Commercial whaling is unacceptable in our day and age,'' said Council Speaker Vallone. ``There is no excuse for the level of whale deaths that the Japanese government has sanctioned through its so-called 'scientific whaling' program. The New York City Council hopes the strong message we are sending with this resolution is heard loud and clear in Tokyo and in Washington, DC.''

Recent polls carried out in Japan by MORI, Britain's leading opinion research company, in partnership with the well-known Nippon Research Center in Japan, indicate that one-third of Japanese respondents feel strongly that Japanese whaling should be abandoned if it causes any harm to the country's international reputation and economy.

``Japan's credibility as an honorable participant in international agreements is being put at stake through the interests of a few individuals who insist on continuing with highly criticized commercial whaling operations,'' said Karen Steuer, IFAW Director of Commercial Exploitation and Trade in Wild Animals. ``Global criticism is growing. The Japanese government needs to pull the plug on this now, before it does permanent damage to its international reputation.''

SOURCE: International Fund for Animal Welfare   http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/010202/ma_ifaw_ri.html

NOW, with this excellent move from New York City , CITIZENS CONCERNS tells

     WHAT  YOU CAN DO TO HELP :

    Please print the entire article and use this excellent example to
    strongly URGE your local CITY  to pass a
    similar resolution in opposition of Japan's so-called "Scientific "
    whaling activities to fuel mounting global opposition to Japanese
    uncontrollable KILLING OF  GENTLE GREAT WHALES.
    URGE YOUR CITY to take the similar action as
    New York City and BOYCOTT Japanese commercial products.

    EVERY CITIZEN AND EVERY CITY MUST JOIN IN NOW!

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2. Japan set for 574 tons of whale meat

                    An entity representing Japanese whale hunters has said it will
                    sell 574 tons of whale meat derived from whales caught by
                    hunters since July.

                    The creatures were captured under Japan's so-called research
                    whaling program.

                    The Institute of Cetacean Research said that some 181 tons of
                    meat will be sold directly to consumers, while the remainder will
                    be sold to food-processing companies that will convert them into
                    whale meat products.

                    The 574-ton meat haul was taken from a catch of 40 minke
                    whales, 43 Bryde's whales and five sperm whales, the institute
                    said.

                    Minke whale meat will sell for 2,980 yen per kg for consumption
                    as sashimi, while Bryde's whale meat will sell for 3,760 yen per
                    kg, it said.

                    The Japan Times: Jan. 31, 2001 http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn20010131b4.htm
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3. STOP the killing! Norway wants to revive the whale meat trade

GREENPEACE AUSTRALIA WROTE:

Last week Norway announced it WILL begin exporting whale meat and blubber
despite an international ban. This trade will inevitably lead to more
whales being killed and a resumption of full-scale commercial whaling.

Norway is seriously undermining the Convention on the International Trade
in Endangered Species (CITES) and international law. If every nation took
the same approach to CITES as Norway has, there would be no international
bans on any trade in endangered species whatsoever.

Since Norway's announcement media reports claim that the Norwegian
embassies have received very few reactions from the public, environment
groups and authorities about the export decision. Furthermore, the
Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is reported to have been surprised
at the lack of interest.

The fact is that a majority of people worldwide oppose commercial whaling
and the trade in whale meat. We must URGENTLY tell the Norwegian
Government its decision is unacceptable.
 

What you can do:

a. Visit the Greenpeace Australia website  http://www.greenpeace.org.au and send a letter of
protest to the Norwegian Prime Minister

b. Contact the Norwegian Embassy in your country and register your
complaint.

The Norwegian Embassy in Australia:
Ambassador- His Excellency Kjell-Martin Frederiksen
17 Hunter St, Yarralumla ACT 2600
Tel. (02) 6273 3444 Fax. (02) 6273 3669
E-mail: noramb@ibm.net

c. Send this email to as many people as you can

STOP the killing! Get active NOW. Your actions WILL make a difference.
 
 

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

THE TARGET LIST OF SHAME!   04. February 2001 (regularly updated):
(from the perspective of the whales and other honest people!)

THE TOTALLY 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" Faroe - listen to the Danish People!)
- RUSSIA (STOP all industrial Whalers - STOP the nuclear garbage
  and Stop the sellout of nature in your great nation!)

Block them, fight them - wherever you find them!
 

THE UGLY:
- The HIGH NORTH ALLIANCE  (from Canada, the Faroe Islands,
  Greenland, Iceland and Norway)
- 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 TRUELY ABANDONED THEIR PUSH FOR RENEWED
  COMMERCIAL  WHALING?
- CHINA (You believe you can continue? -just wait!)
- St. VINCENT & GRENADINES (STOP illegal whaling and the longliners!)
- DOMINICA (The truth is out - your Government is corrupt!)
- NAMIBIA (Stop killing fur seals and harbouring whalers!)
- EQUATORIAL GUINEA (Stop support to whalers and longliners!)
- BELIZE (Stop allowing criminals your "flag of convenience")
- CAMBODIA (Stop allowing criminals your "flag of convenience")
- HONDURAS (Stop allowing criminals your "flag of convenience")
- BARBUDA, ST. KITTS, NEVIS, St. LUCIA - YOU SERVE THE UGLY!

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:
(Yes, the lisiting here is based on proof - however, if you feel that your entity should rank among the GOOD, please provide information that you actually are doing it - you can count on our fairness!)

- IWC (now openly the whale butcher's society)
- CITES (the trade-negotiators for all the wildlife butchers)
- WWF - World Wildlife Fund (nobody trusts you anymore - best would be, if you just cease to exist!)
- IUCN / WCMC / UNEP (the smokescreen providers!)
- Greenpeace Denmark (change your support of Faroe whale killing!)
- Greenpeace US - Don't support RMS or the increase of dolphin kill quota in tuna fishing nets!
- National Wildlife Federation (US) - Don't support increase of dolphin kill quota in tuna fishing nets!
- The Nature Conservancy - Don't support increase of dolphin kill quota in tuna fishing nets!
- Conservation International - If you are not against the killing of wahles you support it !
  ... and stop just using taxpayers money ex WorldBank/GEF to "legally" steal-buy indigenous peoples ands!
- UNILEVER COMPANY (Unilever brand names include i.a. the Gorton's Seafood (also from the
  Faroes), Bird's Eye, Langnese, Lipton's Tea, OMO as well as other detergents, Dove soap, and
  Ben & Jerry's ice cream). DONT BUY!
- ICELAND - Don't even think to start whaling again !!!
- KOREA (Don't be such wimps - your vessels are poaching everywhere!)

- All other Countries, who do not stop the others to kill whales!

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

IMPROVE or LEAVE IWC:  (see you in Monaco in February!)

- ANTIGUA (Stand up against Japanese aid threats!)
- PERU (Don't agree to import DEAD WHALES from NORWAY!)
- ITALY (do not go for a pee during voting and stop bartertrading guns for fish or other favours!
  That's known - so you do not need protection from whalers!)
- SWEDEN (close your borders with Norway, whose citizens might be contaminated by toxic
  whale-blubber - such cross-border-movements of toxics might violate the Montreal Protocol !)
- SWITZERLAND (lots of whales in those mountains - odder?
  Or are you afraid conc. the swiss bank-accounts held by Japanese whaler-wheeler-dealers?)
- OMAN - You are a conservationist Sultan Quabus, so why not your
   representatives? - and see: The Holy Quoran: DON'T DO MISCHIEF!)
- AUSTRALIA - you have not done enough to protect whales and have to improve a lot also in
  other sectors of marine conservation. Don't just think THE GAMES are over!
- 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!)
- Project Jonah (Australia) - Don't support weak science !
 

SUPPORT:  (yes - this is a rating on no-nonsense organizations!)

- Sea Sheapherd International (Let us go all and get the whalers!)
- Campaign Whale
- Ocean Defense International
- ECOTERRA Intl.
- CitizensConcerns
- AgA International
- Australians for Animals (AFA)
- The Ocean Mammal Institute
- Japan's Whale and Dolphin Action Network (IKAN)
- International Cetacean Education Research Centre
- International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island
- The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS)
- WDCS GERMANY
- PROJECT BLUE SEA
- Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)
- U.S. Citizens Against Whaling
- Humane Society US
- International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) - Thanks for coming out clean and clearly also against RMS!
- Pro Wildlife Germany - Thanks for urging Chancellor Schröder to help stopping the criminal Norway nonsense !
- World Whale Police
- New Zealand (BRAVO: Honorables Mrs. Helen Clark and Mrs. Sandra Lee)
- All 15 Countries (lead by Ireland) supporting the whaling ban and the Whale Sanctuaries
   (specifically Brazil, Argentina and India who resisted Japan (ese money).
   The group asking Japan to stop included - led by Ireland -representatives of New Zealand, Germany, Austria,
   Brazil, Britain, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands
   and the United States. Let us applaud them, but let us also not forget so quickly Adelaide: NO RMS !
- Germany shows and 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.
- BRAVO New York City Council
- Greenpeace Germany - but please clarify your stand conc. RMS
- Greenpeace Australia  - Thanks for your actions against Norway, but please clarify your stand conc. RMS
- Britain and the United States MUST now follow up with trade related sanctions against the UGLY.
- People for the Ethical Threatment of Animals (PETA) - but please clarify your stand on RMS
- Greenpeace Intl. (Get a CLEAR stand NOW on whaling and Stop Greenpeace Denmark's nonsense)
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 The Japanese and Norway's EXPLOSIVE HARPOONS
FIRED INTO THE BRAIN WITH VIDEOS SHOWING
MINKE WHALES "THRASHING IN BLOODY WATER"
FOR UP TO 20 MINUTES BEFORE DYING ......
Please click the following , WATCH, and LISTEN to
a 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 Norway

Go to http://zope.greenpeace.org/z/ams/g?a=IWC2&s=Whales2&amp;l=English
to express your outrage to some, who went for Japenese money rather then for real peoples values!

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CYBER-ACTIONS TO TAKE TO STOP THE 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

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

Send your protest against Norway to their Embassy in Germany:
Norwegische Botschaft <botschaft@norwegen.org>

Or to bring the "high" HIGH-NORTH-ALLIANCE down ?
Go to:  http://www.highnorth.no/
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Check out the issue of whaling by the modern Makah:  http://www.whalesworld.com.au
Read the Draft EA at  www.nwr.noaa.gov  and let them know your opinion
And send your comments still to:
Gale Heim
Office of Protected Resources
NOAA Fisheries
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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CHECK ALSO:

"WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MAKAH HUNT. "(The Makah Whaling and Japanese Whaling .)
 http://www.seashepherd.org/issues/whales/makahhunt1200.html

Public hearing on Makah whale hunt brings out opposition http://seattlep-i.nwsource.com/local/maka021.shtml and
http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis/web/vortex/display?slug=whales02m&date=20010202&query=Bitter+words
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US citizens: Convey your support and thanks to Rep. Bill Delahunt, for
having introduced the resolution in the House of Representatives calling on
former 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 and to continue the struggle,
since Clinton failed miserably and Bush needs a lot to learn..
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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