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UK conservation groups team up to protect whales

Japanese whalersWDC and a number of the world’s leading conservation groups are encouraging our supporters to call on the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, to step up efforts to oppose commercial whaling.

The UK has historically been a leading opponent of whaling, but the whalers are now stepping up their efforts to once more see the oceans run red with the blood of these beautiful fellow creatures.

Despite losing at the International Court of Justice in March last year, Japan’s whaling fleet is pressing ahead with its plans to launch a new so-called ‘scientific whaling’ programme, threatening to kill 333 minke whales a year.

Despite continued financial losses, Icelandic whaling interests are driving forward with selling whale meat from endangered fin whales to Japan, and Norway seems to ignore all current protests and simply continues to slaughter minke whales for an ever-diminishing domestic market.

The UK Government made a promise to the British public in their last election manifesto to fight to maintain the moratorium and to oppose any resumption of commercial whaling. WDC and eleven other conservation groups are calling on all our supporters to ensure that the UK’s politicians fulfill this pledge and take the fight to the whalers.

Please add your name to the petition and join with WDC and our colleagues in ensuring the UK do everything possible to protect the whales from further whaling, and to end whaling once and for all.

Please join us in adding your name to this petition and help ensure that all whales are able to live safe and free.

Petition Link: David Cameron to take serious diplomatic action against commercial whaling