Stop South Korea’s Whaling Scam – July 13, 2012
Nation Proposes to Continue Whaling via Trumped-up “Scientific Research” Program
At last week’s International Whaling Commission in Panama, the government of South Korea surprised member states with an announcement that they would shortly start killing whales under scientific permit, much like Japan does now.
Photo by Blake Maybank
For several years, the government of South Korea has made allusions to wanting to go whaling like the Japanese. But whaling commission delegates were still caught off guard when the Republic of Korea delegation announced their own… more
by: Mark J. Palmer
‘Don’t Weaken the Dolphin Safe Label,’ Lawmakers Urge Obama – June 1, 2012
Misguided WTO Ruling Puts Dolphins at Risk, Misleads Consumers
Representative Ed Markey and 42 other Democrat lawmakers sent a letter to President Obama yesterday, urging him to threaten Mexico with cuts in economic assistance if it didn’t drop its case against the Dolphin Safe tuna at the World Trade Organization.
Photo by Mark Palmer/Earth Island Institute
“The American people deserve to know whether or not the fish they eat was caught by killing Flipper,” said Markey, who is ranking Democrat of the House Natural Resources Committee. “Dolphin-safe labeling of canned tuna has been successful in… more
by: Mark J. Palmer
Dolphin Killing Declining in Japan – April 26, 2012
Market for Dolphin and Whale Meat Collapsing Due To Increased Awareness About Mercury Contamination
The mass slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan, as depicted in The Cove documentary, is declining. Earth Island’s Cove Monitors – volunteers who observe and record the dolphin hunts during the entire 5-month season from September through the end of February – estimate that fewer than 800 dolphins were killed this past season. In the 2010-2011 hunt season, 1,190 dolphins were slaughtered for food. Japanese supporters tell us the market for dolphin and whale meat is collapsing due to IMMP’s educational efforts about high levels of mercury in dolphin meat.
Photo by Arpad Ikuma