The images in the following program are very sensitive and may be as disturbing to viewers as they were to us. However, we have to show the truth about animal cruelty.
Caring viewers, on this edition of the Stop Animal Cruelty series we will address the inhumanity of whale hunting as the 2009 whale hunting season begins.June 21, 2009 The first victim of the season, a Baird’s Whale, was caught 60 kilometers off the coast of Wada, Japan, a town southeast of Tokyo.June 22, 2009Two 35-ton Fin Whales were trapped off the coast of Iceland and dragged to shore to be butchered. The Fin Whale is an endangered species.
Despite a global ban on whaling imposed by the International Whaling Committee in 1986, thousands of these beautiful animals still face unimaginable horrors due to this practice. Kitty (f):I think the majority of the world thinks the whales are saved. They think they're saved because there was a moratorium that went into effect in 1986. However this is an old convention and a leaky convention and what has happened is Japan, Iceland and Norway take exemptions, and they're continuing to kill several thousand whales a year, all different kinds of species. So the whales are not saved yet and people have to realize that. Kitty (f): And They're taking Bryde’s and Sperm (whales) and these animals are on the threatened list and they should be protected.
While being pursued and violently harpooned during the hunting season, these sensitive beings suffer enormously.
Whaling ships use advanced technologies to locate the magnificent mammals, who are defenseless against their merciless hunters.
For more information on ending whaling please visitHumane Society Internationalwww.hsus.org/hsi/oceans/whalesInternational Fund for Animal Welfare:www.stopwhaling.orgCalgary Animal Rights Coalition - Canada:
Tel: +1 (403) 262-3458
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgSea Shepherd Conservation Society:www.seashepherd.org/whales