Whales and Marines Mammals

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(Français) Bonne nouvelle : les chasseurs de baleine s’engueulent

26 Feb 2016

Only in French.

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Corrida in Antarctica

17 Dec 2015

Corrida in Antarctica

Unfortunately the truce is over. The Japanese matadors wearing again their glaucous muletas and fitted with their scientific spears are going for the whales from December 2015 to March 2016, the austral summer. The hunting permit granted by the Minister of Fisheries, Hiroshi Moriyama, authorizes explosive harpoons and if necessary cold harpoons and rifles. Depending on sea conditions, visibility, shooting distance and the first affected organs, the 3 ammunitions are useful and are compatible. One explosive harpoon shot is made. Residues of penthrite (PETN) and overpressure of the explosive within the whale make inedible 300 to 500 kg of meat.

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“On the Trail” n°10

1 Dec 2015

“On the Trail” n°10

“On the Trail” n°10 is now available.
Information and analysis bulletin on animal poaching and smuggling
The wildlife crime scene of July, August and September 2015
80 pages PDF, 5.7 MB
Whales and marine mammals, pages 8 and 9

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Premiere in the Arctic : whale meat goes through the North-East Passage

3 Aug 2015

The Winter Bay belonging to a European ship owner just left the port of Tromsø in Norway. She is now sailing in the Barents Sea. She carries about 1800 tons of whale meat from Iceland. The Winter Bay is expected in Osaka, Japan, on August 28. The Arctic option, 14,500 km, allows the ship to avoid diplomatic complications, environmental NGO protests and the usual stops in West Africa and South Africa.

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“On the Trail” n°9

29 Jul 2015

“On the Trail” n°9
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SPAR ACTION ALERT

15 Jul 2015

SPAR ACTION ALERT

The international convenience store chain SPAR is selling whale products in Norway and we need your help to urge it to stop.

Let SPAR know how unacceptable it is to be making money from the slaughter of whales by sending an email to:

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SPAR Norway Under Fire

15 Jul 2015

SPAR Norway Under Fire

SPAR NORWAY UNDER FIRE FOR ITS KEY ROLE IN PROPPING UP NORWEGIAN WHALING

SPAR Norway – a part of the international SPAR convenience store chain – is a major enabler and supporter of Norway’s struggling whaling industry.

Meat products from the hunts of protected minke whales killed in Norwegian waters are sold in SPAR Norway stores as well as in other retail outlets also owned by parent company NorgesGruppen.

There are currently 276 SPAR and EuroSPAR stores in Norway and investigations this summer found a variety of whale products on sale.

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Europe mixed up in the traffic of whale meat

19 Jun 2015

The Winter Bay left Iceland on June 4 with a little less than 2000 tons of whale meat in destination to Japan. Iceland is with Norway the only country next to the European Union authorizing whaling.

The European Directive on the conservation of natural habitats and wild fauna and flora stipulates that Member States should prohibit the transport of specimens of all cetacean species living or dead or of by-products.

In fact, the Winter Bay came to be sold by its Norwegian ship-owner to a Latvian ship-owner, Aquaship Ltd. based in Riga. Latvia is a member of the European Union since 2004.

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“On the Trail” n°8

7 May 2015

“On the Trail” n°8

“On the Trail” n°8 is now available.
Information and analysis bulletin on animal poaching and smuggling

The wildlife crime scene of January, February and March 2015 through 500 events across the 5 continents. 108 pages PDF, 5MB
Whales and marine mammals, pages 6 and 7

An immersion in the war of rhino horn and ivory, a focus on the latest tricks of traffickers who hide ivory in medical plaster or milk powder, stuff reptiles and frogs in books for children and cigarette packet, paint leopard skins in tiger skins to maximize profits. An encounter with torn families of poachers, with teachers, scholars and vicars who teach and preach during the day and traffic at night…

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“On the Trail” n°7

12 Feb 2015

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