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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:

CEO Dr Gordon R Campbell at info@spar-international.com Communications Manager Penny van der Kaars P.vanderKaars@Spar-International.com

Spar Norway Administrative Director Ole Fjeldheim at ole.fjeldheim@norgesgruppen.no

Spar UK Managing Director Debbie Robinson at customer.relations@spar.co.uk

SPAR France, service clientèle at webmasterspar@groupe-casino.fr

You can compose your own message, or use/adapt the sample email below, sent for the attention of SPAR CEO Dr Gordon R Campbell:

I am deeply concerned to learn that SPAR is involved in the sale and trade of whale meat in Norway and politely request that the entire Spar family of companies immediately and permanently bans all such products.

As documented in the report Convenience Kills, SPAR Norway and its parent company NorgesGruppen ASA are important facilitators of the distribution and sale of whale meat in Norway. Internationally protected minke whales killed in Norwegian waters are being sold in a number of SPAR Norway outlets and other NorgesGruppen stores.

SPAR is an influential international brand name and I am appalled to learn it is involved in perpetuating such a cruel and unnecessary hunt of a protected whale species. The Norwegian Government’s official data shows that at least one in five whales do not die immediately and suffer prolonged and agonising deaths.

Norway’s whaling is conducted in defiance of 30-year-old international ban on commercial whaling and is based on catch limits rejected by the International Whaling Commission’s Scientific Committee. Furthermore, minke whale products exported from Norway to Japan were recently rejected by the Japanese Government due to levels of toxins in excess of Japanese human health standards.

Please demonstrate that you and SPAR genuinely care by permanently banning the sale of all whale products in all SPAR stores.

Sincerely

((Your name here))

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