Petition: Whale Meat Demand in Norway is Rising

Petition: Whale Meat Demand in Norway is Rising

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According to an article in the Guardian, the demand for whale meat in Norway is increasing. While the demand was on the decline for years, regulation changes could play a role in future demand and supply.

Norway, Japan, and are the only three countries that publicly allow commercial . Japan has high demand for whale meat and much of the meat in Norway was exported there.

But now Norwegians are eating the meat domestically. 429 were caught in Norway in 2019, this year 484 whales have been killed already. While 429 was the lowest in decades, the quota for the annual catch is 1,278.

To help expand whaling, Norway’s government has loosened restrictions and requirements for whales, according to Odd Emil Ingebrigsten, they’re effective in whales.

He told the Guardian, “The amendments are part of a general effort to have timely and effective regulations in the Norwegian fisheries regulations. Unnecessary barriers to the participation in whaling activity were thus removed.”

Kate O’Connell, a marine animal consultant at the Animal Welfare Institute, told the Guardian that looser restrictions put the whales in danger, “Requiring that only one person on board a whaling vessel have whaling experience, and even then only in one of the previous six years, is woefully insufficient to ensure an instantaneous death for whales.

Rather than seeking to loosen regulations in order to expand the whaling fleet, we believe that Norway should acknowledge that whaling is no longer a necessary industry, and refrain from issuing quotas in defiance of the IWC commercial whaling moratorium.”

Sign this petition to end whaling in Norway!

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 6 September 2020. Lead Image Source : Image Source: Antero Topp/ Shutterstock.com.


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Nelleke Schuringa

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Alison Moanique

you cant always get what you want…and you shouldnt get what you want if it means more whales must die.

Anita Scanlon

Signed already

Isabelle Fernandès

La Norvège prévoit d’assassiner 1278 petits rorquals en 2020! Arrêtons-y! par: Friends Of The Sea bénéficiaire: gouvernement norvégien 2019 SUPPORTERS-3.000 BUT La Norvège prévoit d’assassiner 1278 petits rorquals en 2020! 60% de toute la faune sur terre a été anéantie par l’activité humaine depuis 1970. Les baleines ont assez de travail contre elles sans cette répugnante chasse à la baleine. Ces grands mammifères au cerveau ont le droit de Dieu d’être laissé seuls en paix dans nos océans. En signant cette pétition, j’élève la voix pour défendre ces belles créatures et je demande que la chasse à la baleine soit… Read more »

Janet Kenedy

Signed and Shared

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De Biquette

1 939 SIGNATURES ****** 2 000 OBJECTIF

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Stop looking upon our brother creatures as menu options

Christine Beaudry

Come on Norway whale are declining find something else to eat…..Your country is better than this….so stop the whaling

Di Sianny Bryant

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