Stop Japan’s Illegal Whaling Program

Target: Fumio Kishida, Minister of Foreign Affairs in Japan

Goal: Demand that Japan stop hunting down minke whales in the name of research.

Over 300 whales are dead due to an illegal whaling program in Japan. The program claims to be dedicated to the research and preservation of the minke whale, but has defied the United Nations’ restrictions on whaling. Put an end to this program and save the whales.

Japan’s Institute of Cetacean Research traveled into the Antarctic Ocean and returned with 333 dead whales. Over 200 were female and 90 percent of them were pregnant, per the report. This is only the beginning. This expedition is part of a 12 year scientific program with the goal of killing over 4,000 minke whales in the name of research.

The United Nations has adamantly forbidden this program and called its scientific objective into question. Despite this, Japan refuses to comply with demands to cease the hunt. This program cannot be allowed to continue. Sign below and save the minke whale.


Dear Minister Kishida,

Japan’s Institute of Cetacean Research killed over 300 minke whales in its latest expedition. This is unacceptable. No research program should result in such a high death toll. We demand that you put a stop to this program at once.

Over 200 of the whales killed were female and of those, 90 percent were pregnant. It is uncertain how this plays into the research methods of the program, but such a large death toll calls the program’s ethics into question. If the program is allowed to continue, 4,000 minke whales will be dead in the next eleven years. This is unacceptable.

Whaling is a crime that concerns the entire world. We demand that you put a stop to this program at once.


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Photo Credit: Mike Baird

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  1. Save the Whales! we don’t talk enough about these countries and their hidden and awful facts to Animals!! all animals

  2. Please someone – nuke that part of the world – China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam – all scum.

  3. “The only difference between a dog, cat, horse and dolphin and a cow, chicken, pig and turkey is perception. One is no more valuable than another. And yet in this culture, we hold the former animals in high esteem and the latter we brutalize for food. All animals are deserving of respect and freedom from violence. The way to respect others is veganism.”

  4. Celeste H. says:

    There’s finally a little hope here if the UN is not believing
    the lies that Japan is telling the world, and they are truly
    condemning the whale killing — but apparently they will need
    to either go confiscate Japan’s whaling vessels, or join up
    with the Sea Shepherd ships to actually go and GUARD the
    whales… The arrogant attitude of Japan shows that this is
    NOT research at all, many of us never believed that — and
    the fact that they are indiscriminately killing pregnant
    female whales? This is a form of genocide, and the UN along
    with the world needs to take it more seriously! Could they
    have not confiscated those whaling vessels before any of
    this killing started? I’m at a loss for any more words….

  5. Research, my ass !!!!! Anyone who believes that murdering these precious animals is for ‘research’ is a MORON !!!!! The Japanese government continues to commit atrocities towards our wildlife, and for selfish reasons ~ such as human consumption. BOYCOTT JAPANESE IMPORTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Maria Mahyorova says:

    Enough talking. Let’s boycott this sick country. They like their shame? Ok. The world doesn’t like it.

  7. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared.

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