22nd of August 2018
From the news articles
Japan today, ect
The fleet of Japanese whaling ships caught 177 minke and Sei whales. During the three month tour of the North Western pacific. The three ship mission returned home as Tokyo prepares for its case to resume commercial whaling, at IWC international whaling commission in Brazil next month.
During the 98 day mission 43 minke whales and 134 sei whales where caught. Japan claim they hunt whales for scientific research which will be presented during the IWC meeting.
Whale and dolphin conservation will be attending the meeting to assure the ban stays in place. The sei whales are also endangered.
The hunt is conducted under the guise of “research” in order to avoid the ban. Almost all of the meat will be served in restaurants for tourists.
Photo from recent seasons.
Whale and dolphin meat has been proven toxic and can cause large problems for people who are eating meat with above the amount of reomended mercury intake. This can cause things such as memory loss and birth deformity.
Iceland murder count -107
Boats have still not returned and may be back early in the morning. Updates at 17:00 each night.
Make your voice heard! Please email or write polite letters voicing your support for Iceland’s whale watching industry and the establishment of a national whale sanctuary in Iceland’s territorial waters:
Prime Minister of Iceland
The Prime Minister’s Office
Stjornarradshusid vid Laekjartorg
101 Reykjavik, Iceland
Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson
Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources
101, Reykjavik, Iceland
Icelandic Tourism Board
101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Follow sea shepherd UK and watch the live stream to learn more. Sea shepherd UK now have a campaign were they are sending people out to Vidio what is going on.