In recent years, Japan’s pro-whaling lobbyists have deployed a series of excuses for continuing the hunt, despite the existence since 1986 of a global commercial whaling
moratorium. First comes science: to gather much needed data, they claim, in...
Established in 1994, the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary is under siege like never before. This year nearly one thousand whales can expect to find no quarter or refuge in the protected waters around the Antarctic. They will be hunted down and...
Two whales swimming.
18 November 2005 - Cape Town, South Africa Shane Rattenbury, Greenpeace International Oceans Campaigner, in front of the Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza in Cape Town, on the day of the launch of the most ambitious ship the organization has ever...
A harpooned whale is dragged to the catcher ship. (2000)
Distributing the Clean Energy Guide in Whangarei
It’s that time of the year again, the six ships of the whaling fleet are leaving Japan and heading back to the culling ground, the “Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary,” to carry out “scientific testing” on 1000 whales. The “scientific test” involves...
08 November 2005: The Japanese whaling fleet in port in Shimonoseki, Japan, shortly before putting to sea on November 8 to hunt more than 1000 whales in the Southern Ocean whale sanctuary. The Fisheries Agency of Japan claims that the hunt is for...
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