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http://e-activist.com/ea-campaign/clientca...rce:Landingpage

 

I have used google translater.

 

This is the left side of the site:

 

April is a dangerous time for the whales in Norwegian waters: Harvesting season is underway. Harpoons and rifle shots will send 1,286 minke whales in death - Protests now - let the Norwegians know that the catch is no rhyme or reason!

 

Norway is one of the three countries in the world who defy the international ban on commercial whaling. This is inconsistent with its reputation for being an animal-friendly country. Norway officially admit that at least one of five hunted whales must endure prolonged suffering before death occurs.

 

Whale movements, high waves and low visibility are all factors that make it absolutely impossible to kill a whale at quick and painless manner.

High catch quota but low demand for whale meat

 

Less than 1% of the Norwegian population eats whale meat for a day. The vast majority of Norwegians also believe it is totally unacceptable that the whales suffer a painful death - it shows a poll from 2009. Thousands of Norwegians have just delivered a protest letter to Prime Minister. All calls to catch stops.

 

The government claims that they only get a few complaints about catches. They have given permission for the biggest catch in 17 years. We must change.

Protests now!

 

Let us show the Norwegian government that we are many who are against animal abuse.

 

Write in a protest letter to Minister - convincing him that the catch has to stop.

 

 

And the right side:

 

We will use your signature to push the Norwegian government - catch must stop!

 

In June of rows we all sub scriptures at the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission, IWC.

 

First Name *

Surname *

Email Address *

Phone Number

Nationality *

 

Keep me informed *

 

Yes

No.

 

 

 

Dear Prime Minister Stoltenberg

 

CC Lisbeth Berg-Hansen, Fisheries and Coastal Affairs

 

I am very disappointed that a modern and forward-thinking country like Norway still allow whaling. Your government's new law on protection should just prevent animals from being exposed to suffering - but it is clearly not marine mammals. This year, you will catch 1,286 minke whales. It is unknown how long the whales suffer before they die because the controls on the ships ended in 2003. But recent data suggest that while hundreds of whales will suffer 2-3 minutes before death occurs, any portion whales suffer from severe pain in a full hour or more.

 

Despite years of investigations have failed experts during the Norwegian government to find a method that can kill the whale quickly and painlessly.

 

Suffering is unnecessary. The industry has not even economic prosperity - the demand for whale meat is low and declining. Just 1% of the Norwegian population eats whale meat for a day - shows a poll from 2009.

 

Norway is one of only three countries in the world that goes against the international ban on commercial whaling. Several countries in the world have realized the benefits of whale-watching instead of catch - a solution that is far more sustainable and profitable long term. Not least is the better for the animals. This industry is worth 2.1 billion U.S. dollars divided among 119 countries. That makes it a lucrative industry - and whales do not pay with their lives!

 

Whale catch consumes your reputation as a country that fits on both nature and animals. Now think of the future - consider switching to whale-watching instead of hunting. It may be worthwhile for both the government and the whales.

 

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I hope that a lot of you will sign it so that we can help stop, whaling in my neighbour country.

 

Mads

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Google translater has done a good job of translating this, which is impressive.

 

On the topic of whaling.

 

Norway is one of the three countries in the world who defy the international ban on commercial whaling. This is inconsistent with its reputation for being an animal-friendly country. Norway officially admit that at least one of five hunted whales must endure prolonged suffering before death occurs.

 

I think they capture at the moment is defined as non commercial. It is supposedly done for research or some such reason and they just happen to sell the byproducts, or was that the seals??

 

I haven't seen much about whaling in Norwegian media lately. After reading this post I decided to see what google would turn up on the subject. I found a few articles from mid February 2010 about the possibility that IWC is going allow commercial capture of whales again. The articles around this topic seemed more concerned about what to do about the meat, that none seems to want, than opposition the actual capture.

 

After that I could only find a few articles about how activists are trying to prevent whaling.

 

Which leads me to think that a letter written in danish to our (arrogant) prime minister is not going to have any effect.

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Send Sea Shepherd if they would leave the Japanese alone for a minute :-) Or is it because it doesn't pay well to harrass the Norwegian.

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Send Sea Shepherd if they would leave the Japanese alone for a minute :-) Or is it because it doesn't pay well to harrass the Norwegian.

 

Maybe we should up the donations or do another series for another ship so they target the Norwegians then the rest of the Idiots who still hunt whales :beer:

 

Dive safe

 

DeanB

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