As concerned global citizens we appeal to the Norwegian government to end the whale slaughter, and to all others to close your ports to Norwegian whale meat shipments. Your decision will set precedent that could save thousands of whales, and help stop whaling across Europe.
Sign the petition to the Norwegian government, the European Commission and all leaders of countries that allow Norwegian whale shipments to pass through:
“As concerned global citizens we appeal to the Norwegian government to end the whale slaughter, and to all others to close your ports to Norwegian whale meat shipments. Your decision will set precedent that could save thousands of whales, and help stop whaling across Europe. ”
Norway is continuing their horrific annual tradition — the ruthless slaughter of hundreds of whales. But we’ve got a strategy to say ‘NO WAY!’
Whales are awe-inspiring, beautiful beings. We now know they communicate with each other in song, and experience human-like emotions. But in Norway, every year these amazing creatures are hunted down and killed, then hacked apart to become animal feed and ingredients in beauty products. It’s unbearable.
Norway has managed to slip under the radar as the #1 whale slaughtering country. But if we now rally unprecedented global outrage, we can push Europe to close its ports to Norway’s whalers. We did it with Iceland — let’s do it again!
Momentum is moving towards ending this barbaric slaughter. But it’s the brutal whaling lobby vs. us — we need to sing for the whales as they cannot defend themselves. Let’s make this so loud we can’t be ignored and help end whaling for good.
Rewan, Caroline, Diego, Allison, Emma, Danny, Alice and the entire Avaaz team
No fin whales to be hunted in Iceland this summer (The Guardian)
How Norway quietly became a whaling powerhouse (CS Monitor)
90% of Minke Whales Killed in Norway Are Female and ‘Almost All’ Pregnant (EcoWatch)
Norway’s Whaling Program Just Got Even More Controversial (National Geographic)
Frozen in Time – How Modern Norway clings to its whaling past (Ocean Care)