Japan has stated its intentions to resume its cruel and outdated whaling in the Antarctic this summer, so this National Whale Day, IFAW is holding a national day of action against Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean.
Despite Australia's victory at the International Court of Justice last year, which found Japan's Antarctic whaling to be 'not for scientific purposes', and a recent conclusion by an expert panel that Japan's new proposal does not demonstrate the need to kill more whales in the name of scientific research, Japan plans to kill 4,000 whales over the next 12 years.
This means that each and every year until 2027, 333 whales will be unnecessarily slaughtered; harpooned by Japanese whalers while feeding in Antarctic waters. Unless we speak out.
We need your help to send a message to the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, urging him to reconsider the decision to resume Southern Ocean whaling and highlighting the damage whaling is doing to Japan's international reputation.
Please show your support by signing our petition to the Japanese Prime Minister, demanding that Japan respect international law and good science by not going whaling again.
We've prepared a template e-mail for you to send, but we encourage you to personalise this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.