For at least a quarter of a century the Dall’s porpoise has suffered the same appalling over-exploitation that caused the collapse and near extinction of so many great whale populations around the world. We need your help to stop this senseless slaughter.
One of the main reasons these large scale hunts are able to continue is that small cetaceans such as Dall’s porpoises were not included in the International Whaling Commission (IWC) ban on whaling, implemented in 1986. Each year EIA and Campaign Whale send a team of campaigners and scientists to the IWC to raise awareness of the Dall’s porpoise hunt and campaign for their protection.
It is international attention to this hunt that has helped persuade Japan to conduct new abundance surveys and reduce hunting quotas. These are small but positive steps - more needs to be done.
There are many ways you can get involved
- Contact Japan’s government officials to urge that they end the Dall’s porpoise hunt
(contact us if you would like us to send some suggested text):
- Contact Japan’s Ministry of Health to urge that they prohibit the sale
of all toothed whale, dolphin and porpoise meat and blubber due to
their high levels of mercury and PCBs.
- Send the link for this website to 5 friends and ask them
to help stop the Dall’s porpoise hunt
- Check our recent news pages regularly for actions you can take.
- Join and/or donate to EIA and Campaign Whale
- Contact Campaign Whale or EIA for copies of flyers and stickers
to distribute at events.
- Send us your Dall’s porpoise pics for our gallery,
and suggest relevant websites we can link to.
EIA Report (1999): Japan’s Senseless Slaughter.
An investigation into the Dall’s porpoise hunt – the largest cetacean kill
in the world.
Campaign Whale / EIA Briefing to the 58th Meeting of the IWC.
Stop the Dall’s Disaster (2006)
Campaign Whale / EIA Briefing to 62nd Meeting of the IWC (2010)