Japan's whaling season ends with 262 whales dead
3 November 2017 - 4:23pm
This hunt flies in the face of scientific, political and public opinion. A committee of scientists at the International Whaling Commission (IWC - the body that regulates whaling) said the hunts are ‘currently unjustified’ and that they ‘should be halted’, and the European Union formally criticised the hunt in a letter to the member governments of the IWC.
As part of our ongoing campaign to stop whaling, WDC and Care2 submitted a petition to the European Parliament signed by 270,000 members of the public, calling on the EU to discuss whaling in its trade negotiations with Japan.