Save the Whales Again!

by Whaleman Foundation
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
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

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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Panama Canal Human Whale
Panama Canal Human Whale

South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary proposal fails vote at IWC Meeting

The Save the Whales Again! Campaign held a huge event in Panama on the eve of the International Whaling Commission Meeting. Hundreds of Panamanians and members of the International Community gathered along the Panama Canal and formed a giant human whale with the message “Santuario” (sanctuary) to call for the creation of the Southern Atlantic Whale Sanctuary.

The sanctuary, proposed jointly by Brazil, Argentina, South Africa and Uruguay, aimed to promote biodiversity and non-lethal use of whales in the South Atlantic, promote long term conservation, stimulate coordinated research in the region and develop the sustainable non-lethal use of whales through whale watching and Eco-tourism.

Although there was widespread support for the Sanctuary garnering 65% of the vote, the proposal fell short of the 75% needed to pass. 

Japan's whale hunt ends more than 70% below quota while 900 tonnes of whale meat fails to sell.   

At the IWC meeting Japan reported that it hunted and killed 266 minke whales and 1 fin whale in the Southern Ocean, missing their self-allocated quota by over two thirds. The Japanese Fisheries Agency also reported that 900 tonnes of whale meat did not sell despite 13 rounds of public auctions leaving 75% of the whale meat caught during last summer’s "scientific" whaling in the North West Pacific sitting in its freezers. Recent surveys continue to show the dwindling appetite for whale meat in Japan with over 95% of Japanese saying they never or rarely eat whale.  

Icelandic announces new 2012 whaling quota 

Iceland announced a quota to hunt 216 minke whales and zero fin whales, due to pressure from President Obama and his Administration.  President Obama has certified Iceland under the Pelly Amendment for hunting endangered species and has threatened to take economic sanctions against Iceland if they return to killing fin whales. The Obama Administration continues to press Iceland to halt all of its whaling practices.

We are committed to doing all we can to end these barbaric hunts but we can not do it with out your support so we ask you to please donate what you can to help us! Thank you.

Hundreds of people gather along side Panama Canal
Hundreds of people gather along side Panama Canal
Hundreds show support for the Whales!
Hundreds show support for the Whales!
Panama Canal Human Whale Event
Panama Canal Human Whale Event

Japan's whale hunt ends more than 70% below their self-allocated quota   

The Japanese Fisheries Agency has announced that Japan hunted and killed 266 minke whales and 1 fin whale in the Southern Ocean, missing their self-allocated quota by over two thirds. The self-allocated quota is for 935 minke whales and 60 fin whales. News of the withdrawal of the Japanese Fleets came 4 days after a conflict between anti-whaling activists and Japanese whaling vessels.

Norway announces new 2012 whaling quota of 1286 minke whales
                            
The Norwegian minister for Fisheries and Coastal Affairs announced in February that the country plans to hunt 1,286 minke whales in 2012, despite lack of public demand for whale meat and falling profits. In addition, the Norwegian government has lifted the zone restrictions by merging two previously separated areas to make it easier for the whalers to fulfill their quotas. 

Icelandic announces new 2012 whaling quota of 216 minke whales

The Icelandic whaling season will begin this month with a quota of 216 minke whales and as of now, no fin whales are planned to be hunted this season. This is due to the US and President Obama certiying Iceland under the Pelly Amendment for hunting endangered species. Currently minke whales are not listed as endangered but fin whales are.

We are committed to doing all we can to end these barbaric hunts but we can not do it with out your support so we ask you to please donate what you can to help us! Thank you.

 


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Whaleman Foundation

Location: Lahaina, HI - USA
Website: http:/​/​whaleman.org/​index.htm
Project Leader:
Jeff Pantukhoff
Lahaina, HI United States
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