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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

  • 38574
    Ann Krooth
    Berkeley, CA
    16 minutes ago
  • 38573
    Takae Matsuo
    Japan
    20 minutes ago
  • 38572
    Leslie Burpo
    Eugene, OR
    58 minutes ago
  • 38571
    Stephanie Moss
    Portland, OR
    1 hour ago
  • 38570
    Taylor Morgan
    White Lake, MI
    1 hour ago
  • 38569
    Scott Ary
    Reno, NV
    1 hour ago
  • 38568
    Alicia Holguin
    Stanton, CA
    1 hour ago
  • 38567
    Melanie Cantua
    Phoenix, AZ
    1 hour ago
  • 38566
    Alicia Caraballo
    Upperville, VA
    2 hours ago
  • 38565
    Jan Barosh
    Honolulu, HI
    3 hours ago
  • 38564
    Cyrille Guillot
    New Zealand
    3 hours ago
  • 38563
    Bianca Beyer
    Las Vegas, NV
    3 hours ago
  • 38562
    Francisco Andrickson
    Astoria, NY
    3 hours ago
  • 38561
    Tina Miller
    Anna, TX
    3 hours ago

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