https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/11/campaigners-condemn-killing-of-minke-whale-trapped-in-nets-in-japan Campaigners condemn killing of minke whale trapped in nets in Japan Animal killed with what appeared to be exploding harpoon, after one ‘half-hearted’ attempt to free it Animal welfare campaigners have condemned the killing of a trapped minke whale off the coast of Taiji, a town in Japan best known for its annual dolphin cull. The […]Japan: They Love Killing Whales – Campaigners condemn killing of minke whale trapped in nets in Japan. — World Animals Voice
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-48592682 Japan is about to resume catching whales for profit, in defiance of international criticism. Its last commercial hunt was in 1986, but Japan has never really stopped whaling – it has been conducting instead what it says are research missions which catch hundreds of whales annually. But Japan has now withdrawn from the […]Japan is about to resume catching whales for profit in defiance of international criticism. — World Animals Voice
BBC News reports “Our planet is broken,” the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has warned. Humanity is waging what he describes as a “suicidal” war on the natural world. “Nature always strikes back, and is doing so with gathering force and fury,” he told a BBC special event on the environment. Mr […]Humans waging ‘suicidal war’ on nature – UN chief Antonio Guterres — Natural History Wanderings
GLOBUS Correspondent Silia Tsigka examines Japan’s contentious relationship with whaling – and its potentially global consequences.
This 7 November 2016 video says about itself: St George, Alaska Berardius New Beaked Whale For over 60 years, Japanese whalers have observed an unusual form of beaked whale in northern waters. Called Kurotsotchi or “raven whale”, biologists considered it possibly a dark form of Baird’s beaked whale, Berardius bairdi. An international team of scientists […]
Japan has an appetite for whale products, and it is marketers are selling to that appetite; also Japan thinks it is a good idea to use whale products imported from Iceland for pet food.
While all this is going on, we’re still buying Japanese-manufactured cars in huge numbers. Why don’t we stop doing this until we find a solution to the whaling problem.
After all, do we have to eat everything on earth?
Whaling again, albeit in a limited way, Japan is restarting its whaling program this summer to satisfy the appetites of those older people used to whale meat as a consumable. Japanese marketers are trying to grow the market and cater to younger people, as well. And we know the Japanese buy whale meat and by-products from Iceland to put into their canned and packaged pet food products. Nuts!
Today we are hearing reports that Japan will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in 2019 and resume commercial whaling. These reports are being greeted with some dismay but I wonder if they actually herald the beginning of the end of Japanese whaling. The reports suggest that the Japanese whaling fleet will stop hunting […]
by Dale Berning Sawa as published on The Guardian “From eel and sturgeon to pangolin and turtle, hundreds of species are threatened by human hunger or greed. Here are some of the most at risk…” A rare cape pangolin. Their scales are used in traditional Chinese medicine. Photograph: Alamy If there is a single dish […]
By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]