Save the Whales Again!

 
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Sep 11, 2014

Campaign Update

Whaleman 20th Anniversary eBay Charity Auction
Whaleman 20th Anniversary eBay Charity Auction

As I write this, I am in Portoroz, Slovenia, attending the International Whaling Commission (IWC) Meeting. This is the 15th meeting of the IWC that I've attended since founding Whaleman 20 years ago and we need your help now more than ever!

Both Norway and Iceland have upped their whaling quotas for next year and Japan is planning a return to whaling in the Southern Ocean as well so we are planning several actions in response but we can't do it without your financial support!

Currently, eBay is hosting our 20th anniversary charity auction and there are several items that are very near and dear to my heart that I would like you to consider bidding on to help support our cause!

The first items are 2 of my international award winning photos that I've reproduced on metal and I'm offering only 20 of these 30" x 40" signed and numbered artists proofs to commemorate our 20th anniversary.

The first is of a breaching humpback whale off of Maui which I call "Enchanted". The second is of three spotted dolphins, a baby and 2 adults, which I call "Family Portrait".

These prints are retailing for over $3,000 but I've put #1/20 of each print into the auction starting at just $975 so here's a chance to get #1 of each at a potential bargain price!

One of my personal favorite environmental heroes is Robert Redford who was one of the first celebrities to lend his face and name to environmental causes that he was deeply passionate about and I have one of his rare signed photographs in our charity auction at a starting bid of just $350 making this quite the bargain indeed!

Another of my favorites is music legend Neil Young! Neil actually donated the use of his 100' schooner "Ragan" to me to use for my humpback whale research in both Alaska and Maui and now here's your chance to get to see him perform live with Willie Nelson at their upcoming concert in Nebraska to help try to stop the Keystone Pipeline from being built. Bid to get 2 VIP tickets and backstage passes
to see them perform together for the first time in 20 years and meet me backstage! I can't wait for this once-in- a lifetime event!

The last item I'm going to tell you about is my very favorite item in the entire auction. It is the personalized Whaleman T-shirt worn by our spokesperson and my personal hero, Hayden Panettiere, at the killing cove in Taiji Japan. Hayden has been helping me since she was just 15 and when she was 18, I took her to Taiji and she risked her life that day by paddling out into blood-filled waters to try to save pilot whales that were being slaughtered by Japanese fisherman.

Hayden wrote a dedication on the shirt and signed it and gave it to me and I framed it with photos taken of her that day making this the most unique collectible and truly only one-of-a-kind item that is available in our auction so please consider bidding on it to help us save dolphins whales and our oceans!

Please check out these and all the other amazing items at eBay.com/whaleman.

There are other ways you can help if bidding in auctions is not your thing. You can purchase our eco-friendly merchandise or you can choose to make a donation!

Every penny counts! 100% of our donations and proceeds from the eBay auction goes directly to The Whaleman Foundation and our Save the Whales Again Campaign!


Thanks to you and your generous support, we are making a difference in our world!!

Sincerely,


Jeff Pantukhoff
President & Founder
The Whaleman Foundation &
Save the Whales Again! Campaign

Apr 3, 2014

Campaign Report

Japan Times Cover April 1, 2014
Japan Times Cover April 1, 2014

Hi Dolphin, Whale & Ocean Lovers,

We have fantastic news! On March 31 the World Court ruled that Japan must revoke all of its scientific research permits and ordered them to stop killing whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary!! This is a huge victory and our Founder, Jeff Pantukhoff, was in Japan for the decision and took a photo of the Japan Times showing the decion as the top headline!!

Iceland Update

Iceland killed 135 endangered fin whales and 35 minke whales last summer!

Unfortunately the news from Iceland is not as good. For the past 2 years, we have been working closely with the President Obama's Chief Advisor on the Environment, Nancy Sutley, and Ryan Wulff, the acting US Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), urging them to use economic sanctions against Iceland to stop whaling.

Earlier this week, President Obama announced that his administration would take stronger diplomatic measures against Iceland, but for now, would not use economic sanctions. It is our hope that Iceland will heed the President's demands and stop whaling so will wait to see what happens this summer.


Norway Update

Norway continues to defy the commercial moratorium on whaling and just announced a 2014 whaling quota of 1,264 minke whales!

Minke whales are the smallest of the great whales and are very beautiful and intelligent creatures who are also very curious and interactive with human divers. Norway, like Iceland, believes that no one cares about their illegal whaling activities but we have news for them: We do! We are currently planning events to shine the spotlight on Norway this summer and we need your help and support now more than ever. 

Taiji Update

Our founder, Jeff Pantukhoff, is currently in Japan and will be visiting Taiji next week to meet with officials there to discuss economic alternatives to their dolphin hunts which are legal in Japan. Recently, Caroline Kennedy, the US Ambassador to Japan, tweeted: "Deeply concerned by inhumaneness of drive hunt dolphin killing. USG opposes drive hunt fisheries." We applaud this statement as Caroline is the first US Governemnt official to state the official US Government position that opposes the Taiji dolphin hunts. With the recent ruling by the World Court stopping Japan's whaling in the Southern Ocean, there will be even more pressure on Taiji to find an alternative to this cruel and barbaric practice.

All of us here are committed to doing everything we can to help Save the Whales Again! and we thank you all for your continuing support!

Sincerely,

Jeff

Jeff Pantukhoff
President & Founder
The Whaleman Foundation &
Save the Whales Again! Campaign

Iceland Whalers Flence Endangered Fin Whale
Iceland Whalers Flence Endangered Fin Whale
Norway Whalers kill Minke Whale
Norway Whalers kill Minke Whale
Taiji Dolphin Hunt
Taiji Dolphin Hunt
Oct 30, 2013

Campaign Update

Hayden Panettiere & Jeff Pantukhoff at EMA Awards
Hayden Panettiere & Jeff Pantukhoff at EMA Awards

Hi Dolphin, Whale & Ocean Lovers,

Our international spokesperson and star of ABC's hit series "Nashville", Hayden Panettiere, was just honored with the Environmental Media Association (EMA) Futures Award for her work with us over the last 8 years so congratulations Hayden!!

It was over 6 years ago that Hayden put her life on the line by paddling into the blood filled waters of Taiji's notorious dolphin killing cove and was accosted by the dolphin fisherman causing an international media frenzy which helped raise awareness to this cruel and needless slaughter.

Unfortunately, the dolphin killing by Japanese fisherman still continues in Taiji and we need your support now more than ever to help stop it so please consider helping our cause by donating today.

All proceeds go to our Save the Whales Again! campaign so please check out our updates below to see how we are putting your generosity towards saving dolphins, whales, and our oceans.


Iceland Update

Iceland killed 135 endangered fin whales and 35 minke whales this summer!

For the past 2 years, we have been working closely with the President Obama's Chief Advisor on the Environment, Nancy Sutley, and Ryan Wulff, the acting US Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to use diplomatic pressure against Iceland to stop whaling.

Even with this pressure, Iceland decided to kill 135 endangered fin whales and 35 minke whales this summer.

Now, we are demanding that US Officials use economic sanctions against Icleand until they stop whaling so please donate today!


Norway Update

Norway continues to defy the commercial moratorium on whaling and this year killed 590 minke whales!

Minke whales are the smallest of the great whales and are very beautiful and intelligent creatures who are also very curious and interactive with human divers. Norway, like Iceland, believes that no one cares about their illegal whaling activities but we have news for them: We do! We are currently planning events to shine the spotlight on Norway as well so we need your help and support now more than ever. 

Japan Update

Not only is Japan continuing to kill dolphins in Taiji, they continue to illegally kill whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. We are working closely with the Obama Administration to use diplomatic and economic sanctions against Japan until they end their dolphin and whale hunts.

We will be returning to Japan next month so we need your support now more than ever.

All of us here are committed to doing everything we can to help Save the Whales Again! and we thank you all for your continuing support and Happy Holidays!

Sincerely,


Jeff Pantukhoff
President & Founder
The Whaleman Foundation &
Save the Whales Again! Campaign

Iceland whalers kill fin whale
Iceland whalers kill fin whale
Norway whalers kill minke whale
Norway whalers kill minke whale
Japanese fisherman killing pilot whales
Japanese fisherman killing pilot whales
Jun 3, 2013

Campaign Update

Our International Spokesperson Hayden Panettiere
Our International Spokesperson Hayden Panettiere

Hi Dolphin, Whale & Ocean Lovers,

It has been 6 years since our international spokesperson and star of ABC's hit series "Nashville", Hayden Panettiere, put her life on the line by paddling into the blood filled waters of Taiji's notorious dolphin killing cove and was accosted by the dolphin fisherman causing an international media frenzy which helped raise awareness to this cruel and needless slaughter.

Unfortunately, the dolphin killing by Japanese fisherman still continues in Taiji and we need your support now more than ever to help stop it so please consider helping our cause by donating today.

All proceeds go to our Save the Whales Again! campaign so please check out our updates below to see how we are putting your generosity towards saving dolphins, whales, and our oceans.


Iceland Update

Iceland is threatening to kill over 150 endangered fin whales this summer!

For the past 2 years, we have been working closely with the President's Chief Advisor on the Environment, Nancy Sutley, and the acting US Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), Ryan Wulff, to use diplomatic and economic pressure against Iceland to stop whaling.

Even with this pressure, Iceland continues to slaughter minke whales and now they are threatening to start killing endangered fin whales again after a two year hiatus.

We presently are planning events to put the spotlight on Iceland and we need your help and support now more than ever to ensure our success so please donate today!


Norway Update

Norway continues to defy the commercial moratorium on whaling and this year killing over 600 minke whales and has set its 2014 quota to over 1,200 minke whales. Minke whales are the smallest of the great whales and are very beautiful and intelligent creatures who are also very curious and interactive with human divers. Norway, like Iceland, believes that no one cares about their illegal whaling activities but we have news for them: We do! We are currently planning events to shine the spotlight on Norway as well so we need your help and support now more than ever. 

Japan Update

Not only is Japan continuing to kill dolphins in Taiji, they continue to illegally kill whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.  We are working closely with the Obama Administration to use diplomatic and economic sanctions against Japan until they end their dolphin and whale hunts.

We will be returning to Japan later this summer so we need your support now more than ever.

All of us here are committed to doing everything we can to help Save the Whales Again! and we thank you all for your continuing support and Happy Holidays!

Sincerely,


Hayden Panettiere
International Spokesperson
The Whaleman Foundation &
Save the Whales Again! Campaign

Jan 14, 2013

Campaign Update

Hayden Panettiere
Hayden Panettiere

Hi Dolphin, Whale & Ocean Lovers,
Happy Holidays!!

Taiji Update

It was just over 5 years ago that our international spokesperson and star of ABC's hit series "Nashville", Hayden Panettiere, put her life on the line by paddling into the blood filled waters of Taiji's notorious dolphin killing cove and was accosted by the dolphin fisherman causing an international media frenzy which helped raise awareness to this cruel and needless slaughter.

Unfortunately, the dolphin killing by Japanese fisherman still continues in Taiji and we need your support now more than ever to help stop it so please consider helping our cause by donating today.

All proceeds go to our Save the Whales Again! campaign so please check out our updates below to see how we are putting your generosity towards saving dolphins, whales, and our oceans.


Iceland Update

Due to our collective efforts with the Obama Administration, for the second year in a row Iceland has not killed any endangered fin whales.

For the past 2 years, we have been working closely with the President's Chief Advisor on the Environment, Nancy Sutley, the head of NOAA, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, and the US Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), Ryan Wulff, to use diplomatic and economic pressure against Iceland until it ceases whaling.

Iceland no longer hunts endangered fin whales but continues to slaughter minke whales and with President Obama's reelection, we will continue to work with his administration to end Iceland's whaling for good. For more information on our White House visit, please click here for the Official White House Blog.

We presently are planning events to put the spotlight on Iceland and we need your help and support now more than ever to ensure our success.  


Norway Update

Norway continues to defy the commercial moratorium on whaling and this year killing over 600 minke whales and has set its 2014 quota to over 1,200 minke whales. Minke whales are the smallest of the great whales and are very beautiful and intelligent creatures who are also very curious and interactive with human divers. Norway, like Iceland, believes that no one cares about their illegal whaling activities but we have news for them: We do! We are currently planning events to shine the spotlight on Norway as well so we need your help and support now more than ever. 

Japan Update

Not only is Japan continuing to kill dolphins in Taiji, they continue to illegally kill whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.  We are working closely with the Obama Administration to use diplomatic and economic sanctions against Japan until they end their dolphin and whale hunts.

We will be returning to Japan this spring so we need your support now more than ever.

All of us here are committed to doing everything we can to help Save the Whales Again! and we thank you all for your continuing support and Happy Holidays!

Sincerely,


Hayden Panettiere
International Spokesperson
The Whaleman Foundation &
Save the Whales Again! Campaign

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Jeff Pantukhoff

Lahaina, HI United States

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