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Tell Japan: End Illegal Antarctic Whaling Today!

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About the Petition

An international court has ordered Japan to halt its illegal Antarctic whaling expeditions, ruling that the missions are just commercial hunting "masquerading" as science. Sounds like great news, right?

But Japan's prime minister has promised to keep up his fight against whales: "I want to aim for the resumption of commercial whaling." His fisheries minister went even further and ate a piece of whale steak for the cameras.

With many whale species still listed as endangered, it's past time for illegal whaling to end, and it's up to you to help get the job done! Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cares about Japan's international reputation, so sending him 50,000 SierraRise signatures can make a difference.

Sign the petition below to tell Japan: The whole world is watching! Respect the International Court of Justice, and end illegal Antarctic whaling today!

To: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi

Endangered whales are an important part of our planet's threatened oceans. The whole world is watching: I call on you to follow the International Court of Justice's ruling and end illegal whaling in the Antarctic Ocean at once.

Sincerely,

[Your name here] 

Supporters

  • 33581
    Lynn Mundinger
    Mission, KS
    1 hour ago
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    Sylvia Eoff
    Rio Rancho, NM
    7 hours ago
  • 33579
    Karen Tejeda
    Avon, CO
    8 hours ago
  • 33578
    Wylder Bibby
    Albuquerque, NM
    8 hours ago
  • 33577
    Melissa Martin
    Fort Worth, TX
    8 hours ago
  • 33576
    Tammy Shumway
    Portland, OR
    9 hours ago
  • 33575
    Camille Tackett
    Hot Springs National Park, AR
    10 hours ago
  • 33574
    Misato Yamada
    Japan
    11 hours ago
  • 33573
    Roger Kramer
    San Antonio, TX
    12 hours ago
  • 33572
    Elizabeth Albright
    Buxton, NC
    12 hours ago
  • 33571
    Gwen R.
    Northampton, MA
    13 hours ago
  • 33570
    Gail Dolly
    Mc Alpin, FL
    15 hours ago
  • 33569
    Tara Horne
    Petaluma, CA
    15 hours ago
  • 33568
    Sharon Domon
    Crestline, CA
    16 hours ago

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