This year, 1,400 whales, including 50 humpback whales, could die in another senseless annual hunt.
In the past 15 years, Japan has increased its catch five-fold. More than 30,000 whales have been killed for commercial purposes since the ban on global whaling in 1986.
The Japanese government attempts to defend its whaling program by calling it "scientific" whaling.
Killing whales under the guise of conducting research, when the real purpose is to sell their meat for a profit, is deceitful and illegal under international law.Please join us in sending a strong message to Japan: stop the illegal killing of all whales, including the humpback, immediately.