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Killing for Commerce….YAHOO JAPAN PROFITS FROM KILLING OF ENDANGERED WHALES & DOLPHINS
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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 International (HSI) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC),...

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ICELAND TO RESUME HUNT OF ENDANGERED FIN WHALES
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  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 tsunami in Japan. Although Kristján Loftsson, director of Hvalur,...

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JAPANESE WHALING – A TOXIC TALE OF DEATH AND DEVASTATION
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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 returned to sit in a cold car, desperate for...

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‘EXTREME ENDEMIC CRUELTY’ A HALLMARK OF FAROE ISLANDS WHALING
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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 a first-hand account of the hunt in the Faroe...

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CAMPAIGN FORCES AMAZON TO REMOVE ALL WHALE MEAT PRODUCTS FROM JAPAN WEBSITE
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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 launched a campaign urging Amazon to remove all whale...

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AMAZON.COM PROFITS FROM THE SLAUGHTER OF WHALES
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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 (EIA), launched in co-operation with Humane Society International, reveals...

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