TOKYO: The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) and the Iruka & Kujira [Dolphin & Whale] Action Network (IKAN) welcome a Japanese company’s decision to stop selling pet treats made from endangered fin whales. The four organisations yesterday expressed dismay that Icelandic whaling company Hvalur hf was exporting […]
TOKYO: Today the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) and the Iruka & Kujira [Dolphin & Whale] Action Network (IKAN) expressed dismay at the sale of Icelandic fin whale meat dog treats in Japan. Although the use of Japanese-caught whale and dolphin meat in pet food in Japan […]
A report by EIA and other international environmental organisations, documenting how for the past 20 years Denmark has actively supported countries which practice commercial whaling, repeatedly leading to conflict with other EU member states.
Conservationists urge EU and US governments to intervene London/Washington DC: Conservation and animal welfare groups expressed concern today over news that Iceland’s hunt of endangered fin whales will resume this summer. The Icelandic newspaper Skessuhorn reported yesterday that it had “reliable evidence” fin whaling will begin again, after being shut down last summer due […]
Yahoo! urged to stop selling the meat of endangered whales LONDON: The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) today confirmed that a further 131 tonnes of Icelandic fin whale has been shipped to Japan and renewed its call for global retailer Yahoo! to immediately prohibit the sale of the endangered species via Yahoo! Japan. The latest […]
So, Iceland has dodged the bullet of US trade sanctions over its belligerent hunting of endangered fin whales. But is hasn’t escaped censure entirely, and it’s not unreasonable to expect that a strong degree of diplomatic attention will be focused on its whaling activities in the coming months. Iceland is the only country to actually […]