Photo by Natalie Parra/Keiko Conservation

The Colombian Government has authorized nearly 500 tons of sharks to be harvested in 2020. This will legalize the harvest of fins from multiple species, including ones listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN, like silky sharks. Please TAKE ACTION and ask that this authorization be withdrawn.


The petition is in Spanish but can easily be translated via Google Translate if desired.


SIGN: bit.ly/2JNleiu

Updated: Dec 27, 2018



Japan has voiced their intent to leave the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and resume commercial whaling. Despite the IWC's moratorium (indefinite ban) on commercial whaling, Japan has continued whaling over the last few decades, claiming their kills were being done for "scientific research," a practice that prompted international outrage. In September, the IWC rejected Japan's proposal to resume whaling and the country will most likely make a formal statement withdrawing from the commission over the next few days. The continuation of whaling in Japan is nonsensical, particularly at a time where the ocean is being attacked from all sides. The activity isn't being done for food or resources. Whale meat isn't a very popular dish in Japan and there is an estimated 4,500 to 6,000 tons of whale meat sitting in long-term cold storage until some purpose can be found for it.

HOW CAN YOU HELP: We encourage you to contact Senior Fisheries Negotiator Hideki Moronuki at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries website (https://www.contactus.maff.go.jp/j/form/kanbo/koho/160807.html) and voice your concern on the continuation of whaling.


You can also send the ministry letters at:

Hideki Moronuki 1-2-1 Kasumigaseki,

Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8950

Japan.



Tweet the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries at @MAFF_JAPAN by clicking the image below.




Photo: Alex Person via Coextinction Film

This one comes from our partners at PNW Protectors.



Sound on!🔊Friends, today you can save PNW's pinnipeds! On Friday, the Department of Washington Fish & Wildlife will be hosting a meeting proposing a possible pinniped cull in the Salish Sea. There will be several biologists attending this meeting to show scientific data that a cull will not help the severely dwindling salmon numbers but as we have all seen with the Southern Resident Orcas, science has not been enough to sway government officials from their own agendas. With your help however, our public opinion paired with science will be enough to shut down this horrific proposed plan, straight away.


✔️Go to this website Simply state, “I am adamantly against a pinniped cull.”


The public comments will be attached to the summary of Friday’s meeting, so it’s vital we let them know how the public feels about this ridiculous situation. Thank you for being a voice for our pinnipeds.

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