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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

ANTI WHALING CAMPAIGN


In a few days, Norway will start a horrific annual tradition of killing hundreds of whales. But if enough raise the alarm now we could get governments across Europe to close their ports to Norwegian ships until they agree to end the bloody slaughter of these emotional, intelligent beings! We did it before with Iceland. Add your name with one click and forward widely:
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Dear friends,

In just a few days, Norway will start up a horrific annual tradition -- the ruthless slaughter of hundreds of whales. But we’ve got a strategy to say ‘NO WAY!’

Whales are awe-inspiring, beautiful beings. We now know they communicate with each other in song, and experience human-like emotions. But in Norway, every year these amazing creatures are hunted down and killed, then hacked apart to become animal feed and ingredients in beauty products. It’s unbearable.

Norway has managed to slip under the radar as the #1 whale slaughtering country. But if we now rally unprecedented global outrage, we can push Europe to close its ports to Norway’s whalers. We did it with Iceland -- let’s do it again! Sign the petition below with one click:

Add your name to say NO WAY! to Norway’s whaling

To the Norwegian government, the European Commission and all leaders of countries that allow Norwegian whale shipments to pass through:

As concerned global citizens we appeal to the Norwegian government to end the whale slaughter, and to all others to close your ports to Norwegian whale meat shipments. Your decision will set precedent that could save thousands of whales, and help stop whaling across Europe.

Add your name to say NO WAY! to Norway’s whaling

Our movement and our partners already got Germany and the Netherlands to move to shut their ports to Icelandic whalers, got a major Icelandic whale hunter badboy to shut down his operations, pressured the International Whaling Commission to clamp down on “scientific whaling”, and helped set a path to have 30% of our oceans protected by 2030.

Norway has got away with this mass murder for too long and the government just announced that it’s intending to double its slaughter quotas! But it is only profitable if they can export, and they rely on European ports to ship their bloody whale meat overseas.

Let’s end Norway’s trade of these magical species. When 1 million of us have joined, Avaaz will pull out all the stops to make this a PR nightmare until every port in Europe rejects them and Norway stops whaling once and for all. Add your name now and tell everyone -- let’s turn up the heat to save the whales!

Add your name to say NO WAY! to Norway’s whaling
Momentum is moving towards ending this barbaric slaughter. But it’s the brutal whaling lobby vs. us -- we need to sing for the whales as they cannot defend themselves. Let’s make this so loud we can’t be ignored and help end whaling for good.

With hope,

Rewan, Caroline, Diego, Allison, Emma, Danny, Alice and the entire Avaaz team

MORE INFORMATION

No fin whales to be hunted in Iceland this summer (The Guardian)
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/feb/25/no-fin-whales-to-be-hunted-in-iceland-this-summer

How Norway quietly became a whaling powerhouse (CS Monitor)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2016/0614/How-Norway-quietly-became-a-whaling-powerhouse

90% of Minke Whales Killed in Norway Are Female and 'Almost All' Pregnant (EcoWatch)
http://www.ecowatch.com/minke-whales-killed-pregnant-2312849367.html

Norway’s Whaling Program Just Got Even More Controversial (National Geographic)
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/160331-norway-minke-whaling-fur-farms/

Frozen in Time - How Modern Norway clings to its whaling past (Ocean Care)
https://oceancare.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Report_Walfang_OC_AWI_PW_Frozen-in-time_EN_2016.pdf

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