Interesting article debating the applicability of IUCN conservation criteria to cetaceans, including the Dall’s porpoise.
Archive for August, 2008
On September 3rd, 2008, people will be gathering in cities all over the world to peacefully protest Japan’s continued slaughter of around 20,000 small cetaceans (dolphins, porpoises and small whales) each year. EIA and Campaign Whale have participated in this annual international protest for several years and our campaigners will be taking part in the UK protest in London.
Initially the protest was aimed at raising awareness of the dolphin drive hunts in Taiji, a small fishing village in the south of Japan where several thousand dolphins are herded into killing coves and either slaughtered for their meat or caught live for aquaria. In recent years, the protest has expanded to include the Dall’s porpoise hunt, as well as the implications of the sale of toxic dolphin, porpoise and whale meat for Japanese consumers.
For more details of the worldwide protest, visit http://www.savejapandolphins.org/blog.html
The UK protest will take place outside the Japanese embassy in London (101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT - nearest tube Green Park) from 12 midday to 2pm, on Wednesday 3rd September. Protesters are asked to wear a red t-shirt or shirt to symbolise the thousands of cetaceans killed in the slaughter each year.
Please join us there!