End Commercial Whaling


Target: Dr. Simon Brockington, Secretary of the International Whaling Commission

Goal: Stop countries in the International Whaling Commission from participating in commercial whaling

Despite the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) ban of commercial whaling in 1986, commercial whaling is still a problem on Earth’s oceans that threatens many different species of whale.

Japan, Norway, and Iceland are the three countries that continue to hunt whales for business. These countries kill 2,000 whales collectively each year and together are responsible for the death of over 30,000 since the IWC ban in 1986. These countries use loopholes to remain part of the IWC while continuing their whaling enterprises. Japan claims to hunt whales for scientific research, while Iceland and Norway simply object to the specific prohibition on commercial whaling.

Whaling is an unsustainable and cruel business. The whaling industry is in decline after the IWC’s ban. Demand for whale meat and oil products has diminished, making this business venture questionable at best. Whaling is also a very inhumane practice. Due to the massive size of whales, current methods for killing whales are often messy and result in the whales feeling a great deal of pain before death. This practice is clearly inhumane yet continues despite the fact that it is illegal.

By signing the petition below, you will urge Secretary of the International Whaling Commission Dr. Simon Brockington to put pressure on Japan, Norway, and Iceland to stop their cruel whale hunting once and for all.


Dear Dr. Simon Brockington,

Illegal whaling has become a serious problem in the oceans of our world. As you know, the IWC banned commercial whaling in 1986. However, there are countries that are still participating in the cruel business.

These members of the IWC, Japan, Norway, and Iceland, continue to hunt whales commercially through loopholes in the system. These countries are responsible for killing 2,000 whales per year between the three nations. Since the ban in 1986, over 30,000 whales have been killed due to commercial whaling. This barbaric and illegal activity must come to an end.

I urge you to put a great amount of pressure on Japan, Norway, and Iceland to stop their inhumane practice of commercial whaling or risk expulsion from the IWC, or worse. Please use all of your influence as IWC Secretary to ensure that these countries are brought to justice.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Emily March says:

    We are used to Japan’s comedy and its “scientific purposes”… Dreadful those people are. As to Norway, and particularly Iceland: what are they going to do after killing the last unfortunate whale? Kill each other or so? Why did Obama lift his veto on illegal whaling in Iceland anyway? Personally, I do not see why there should be whaling at all: a little more respect for the planet, PLEASE!

  2. Rosemary Anderson says:

    This is an obscenity . The people who authorise or are part of this vile trade should be harpooned themselves, these poor majestic creatures should be allowed to roam free not be terrified and killed. Shame on you all especially the morons in government who allow this obscenity.

  3. Sydney M says:

    Any country that legally allows the nonsensical slaughtering of whales should be boycotted !!! There is NO EXCUSE for this ongoing atrocity !!!!! SHAMEFUL !!!!!

    Hello Fellow Animal Lovers – Please check out the petition below (if you haven’t already). It’s in regards to a helpless puppy murdered in a running dishwasher.


  4. patricia Rochard says:

    I am vegan and live very healthy and fit, but I am sad and depressed to see the world of the mighty letting so called ancient habits

    • patricia Rochard says:

      en of my comment: … ancient habits perpetrate and be perpetuated though times and demands are changing as young people get to know the reality of those practices !

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