Tag: whales

Toxic Catch

More than one million whales, dolphins and porpoises have been slaughtered off Japan in the past 70 years – and new analysis by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) indicates these unsustainable hunts are on track to wipe out key species in Japan’s coastal waters. Launching its new report Toxic Catch: Japan’s unsustainable and irresponsible […]

AMAZON.COM’s UNPALATABLE PROFITS: Cashing in on the killing of whales in Japan

In December 2011, a search for ‘whale’ on www.amazon.co.jp yielded 147 whale products for sale. Many of these products originate from great whales, namely fin, sei, minke and Bryde’s whale, which are all protected species under the moratorium on commercial whaling established by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in 1986. These whale species are also […]

RENEGADE WHALING: Iceland’s Creation of an Endangered Species Trade

The Icelandic whaling company Hvalur hf has killed 273 endangered fin whales, and exported more than 1,200 tonnes of fin whale meat and blubber to Japan since 2008. These shipments, worth an estimated US $17 million, and Iceland’s escalating whale hunts, are clear abuse of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) as well as the Convention […]


The Gorton’s Family Whale Killing Business

Since 2001, when Nissui purchased Gorton’s, more than 2,700 whales have been killed by Kyodo Senpaku. This is part of the more than 175,000 whales that Nissui is responsible for killing since it began hunting whales in the 1930s. Over its long history of whaling, Nissui killed over 1,700 humpback and over 44,000 fin whales, […]