Bairds beaked whale (c) EIA

Killing for Commerce….YAHOO JAPAN PROFITS FROM KILLING OF ENDANGERED WHALES & DOLPHINS

Internet giant urged to ban all sales of whale and dolphin products   LONDON, UK: Hundreds of whale products are being offered for sale on the Japanese website of internet search engine company Yahoo!, according to a new report. Killing for Commerce, released today by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), in conjunction with Humane Society […]

Fin whale dragged ashore for flensing at Hvalfjordur whaling station (c) EIA

ICELAND TO RESUME HUNT OF ENDANGERED FIN WHALES

  London/Washington DC: Conservation and animal welfare groups have expressed concern over news that Iceland’s hunt of endangered fin whales will resume this summer. The Icelandic newspaper Skessuhorn reported on Thursday that it had “reliable evidence” fin whaling will begin again, after being shut down last summer due to the impacts of the earthquake and […]

Dall's porpoises landed at Otsuchi, Japan (c) Environmental Investigation Agency

JAPANESE WHALING – A TOXIC TALE OF DEATH AND DEVASTATION

Environmental Investigation Agency visuals specialist Paul Redman reflects on almost a decade of campaigning and investigating the hunting and killing of whales, porpoises and dolphins in Japan.   Empathy. My view of Japan is born out of an annual visit to the bitterly cold fish markets of the north and south. Year after year, we […]

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‘EXTREME ENDEMIC CRUELTY’ A HALLMARK OF FAROE ISLANDS WHALING

Environmental Investigation Agency co-director Jennifer Lonsdale has been a leading cetacean campaigner for over three decades; EIA was actually formed in 1984 just one month after she and fellow co-founder Dave Currey travelled to the Faroe Islands to document and expose the world’s largest whale hunt of more than 2,000 pilot whales. Here, Jennifer gives […]

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CAMPAIGN FORCES AMAZON TO REMOVE ALL WHALE MEAT PRODUCTS FROM JAPAN WEBSITE

A campaign calling on internet trading giant Amazon to stop selling whale meat products has scored a resounding victory, showing just what can be achieved by a small organization via strategic partnerships and the engagement of consumers through social media. On February 21, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released its report Amazon.com’s Unpalatable Profits and […]

Baird's Beaked Whale processed in Japan (c) EIA

AMAZON.COM PROFITS FROM THE SLAUGHTER OF WHALES

Internet giant urged to clean house and ban all cetacean products   Internet marketplace giant Amazon.com is being called on to stop supporting commercial whaling by immediately and permanently banning the sale of all products from whales, dolphins and porpoises (collectively known as ’cetaceans’). Amazon.com’s Unpalatable Profits, a new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency […]