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Archive photo from 2005 departure ©IFAW
28th December 2012 by adintino
The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales. The International Fund Read more »
Landmark agreement offers a brighter future for migrating right whales
18th December 2012 by Margaret Cooney
Recently an agreement was launched marking the beginning of a new way to support clean, sustainable, offshore energy Read more »
Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel happens in Busan, and that's about all we can
7th December 2012 by Anna Filippova
At the beginning of November, International Fund for Animal Welfare Russia took part in the 12th Meeting of Western Gray Read more »
A harpoon on the bow of a Japanese whaling ship.
6th December 2012 by Matt Collis
It’s been a busy few weeks in the world of whaling. In a victory for good science and people power, it appears the Read more »
Republic of Korea praised for rejecting cruel whaling plans
5th December 2012 by adintino
The Republic of Korea has abandoned its plans to resume whaling, following international outcry. Tens of thousands of people Read more »
Japan’s appetite for whale meat wanes along with support for whaling
27th November 2012 by adintino
– Despite thousands of whales still being cruelly harpooned for commercial reasons each year, whale meat consumption Read more »
Take action to protect whales

On Tuesday December 1st, Japan's whaling fleet departed for the Southern Ocean to resume so-called 'scientific whaling' in the Antarctic. This is despite the International Court of Justice striking down Japan’s previous 'scientific' whaling program in March 2014.

Japan has designed a 'new' program to resume killing whales in the name of science and plans to cruelly slaughter nearly 4,000 whales over the next 12 years in an expanded Antarctic killing zone.

Last month, Japan also moved to exempt itself from any future cases about scientific whaling at the International Court of Justice.

Write to President Obama and ask him to challenge Japan’s plan to resume whaling and lack of regard for international law.

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