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Tell the UK Government to Pressure Japan to Save Whales
Japan's recent decision to leave the International Whaling Commission (IWC), and consequently resume commercial whaling in July, endangers the lives of a multitude of whales. We urge the UK government to negotiate with Japan to prevent an imminent slaughter that could potentially trigger the extinction of certain whale species.
Japan's exit from the IWC grants them unrestricted access to hunt these majestic sea creatures, including those currently under protection. Although Japan argues that certain whale species, such as Minke whales, have recovered, this claim is disputable. Several whale species, including the Blue whale and Fin whale, have not yet recuperated, and even Minke whale numbers are inadequately equipped to withstand increased whaling.
Despite a ban by IWC, Japan has been consistently catching between 200 and 1,200 whales annually, under the guise of "scientific reasons." With Japan's withdrawal from IWC, tracking the whale hunt will become impossibly difficult, leaving us oblivious to the potential devastation in the world of these beautiful marine creatures.
Please, sign our petition to request the UK government to exert pressure on Japan. It's imperative for Japan to cease the senseless slaughter of whales and retain its membership in the IWC, effectively protecting these incredible animals from commercial exploit.
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