Our Australian office has been working with the nice people over at Plaza Films who have lent their wonderful creative skills pro bono to produce us a new anti-whaling ad. The ad is inspired by the Japanese love of monster movies, and politely asks them to stop whaling.
Have a look and judge for yourself!
In the life of being an NGO we have just reached the stage where WDCS's websites, in all their guises, are about ten years old.
Japan carries out so-called 'scientific whaling', and the results of this studious 'research', apart from ending up on the dinner plate, tends to be peer-reviewed by scientists within the same Japanese Government departments, and is published in only a few 'select' places.
At a time when some countries are fixated on giving Japan a deal on commercial whaling, it would seem Iceland may be thinking it's going to be left out of any deal.
I write this travelling on a train back from London. In fact, I am travelling home to the South West of the UK via a circuitous route round some delightful southern stations and train lines because, believe it or not, the rail company that services Chippenham (where WDCS UK is based) charges over one hundred pounds to travel the 100 odd miles into London and the 100 miles back.
It would seem that the Solomon Islands have said that they don't wish to support whaling any more, - and by the way Japan, we don't want your money for supporting whaling anymore either
Japan comes out with it's usual denials, but the corruption at the root of whaling will simply not be hidden.