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Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan

This week, Japan announced its decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission so that it can continue to hunt whales with impunity. We are deeply disappointed by this decision. Whales are majestic and unique creatures that deserve to live full lives.

The International Whaling Commission began issuing moratoriums on the hunting of whales after a massive whale population collapse in the 1970s. Though many nations have historically hunted whales, the international agreement to stop hunting the majestic creatures, allowed the whale population to recover. Now, however, Japan is flouting the International Whaling Commission, risking a slide back into excessive hunting and near extinction.

We strongly urge you to reconsider your decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission and make the responsible decision to protect whales from extinction.

Signed,

Protect Endangered Species

This petition closed 6 months ago

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Japan withdrew from the International Whaling Commission so that it can hunt whales unimpeded by international treaties. Let them know the international community strongly condemns this decision.

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