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Reply from Norway 9/6/08

Dear Alan,
I agree that mangement of marine mammals to a certain extent is an environmental issue as sustainable resource management is part of environmental policy. It is, however, not an environmental policy if sustainable management of the marine mammal resources is not included.
I think you overdo your arguments on the imporance of our sealing and the effects is has on the ecosystem. There are abourt 2.5 million harp seals in the Northeast Atlantic. The harvest of a few thousands hardly has any effect at all on the health of the ecosystem. This year Norway harvests fewer seals, all species included, than are killed off British Isles (harbour seals).
I do not know your knowledge of the Norwegian fisheries management. We have certainly not done everything right all the time, but I am sure you will find - if you take some time to study it - that we have a fairly good record. We have the only healthy cod stock in the world in our waters, and we have been able to rebuild the Northeast Atlantic herring stock to again be the biggest commercially interesting fish stock in the area. You do not have many similar stories about the fish stocks in the North Sea.
Yes, man is a predator of fish like fish, seals and whales. This is nature. The life of one species depends on healthy stocks of others. Man is on top of the chain, and in the western society it is normal and accepted also to eat other mammals. We recognise that different cultures have different preferences conserning which species are acceptable to eat. In India they do not eat beef. That does not prevent people in Norway en Britain to eat it. You even export beef. In Norway, which is a country with a very strong coastal tradition, we like to have meat of marine mammals on our menu from time to time. It is very healthy food because of the marine fatty acids, and the meat is produced without the use of pesticides and fertilizers that may harm the environment. We consider it a green industry when we harvest from the surplus of Motehr Nature.
I do not find killing of marine mammal neither cowardly nor mercilessly if it is compared to killing of livestock in slaughterhouses. We have ample evidence that whaling and sealing in Norway compare favourably with both the hunt of terrestrial mammals and with what is going on in slaughterhouses.
Conserning the marine mammal predation on fish stocks, we have of course studies that can tell us how much minke whales and harp seals consume in our waters. Both these species consume huge amounts of commercially interesing fish stocks as well as huge amounts of stocks that are food for commercially interesting fish stocks. You may not know that we do not every year set a fishing quota for capelin in the Barents Sea - a key species in this ecosystem, and the reason is that we want to make sure that there is food enough for cod, whales and seals before a small quota of this important fish stok is set. I think your comments on steeling the food from the mammals is rather misplaced as we have a fairly sustainable resource management in our country.
Best regards,

Halvard P. Johansen

Reply from Norway 27/5/08

Dear Sir/Madam,

I take your e-mail as an opportunity to inform you of the basis for our marine mammal policy.

Norway’s marine mammal policy follows the principle of conservation and sustainable use based on scientific advice. This implies that no hunting of seals or whales is permitted in cases where estimates of stock size are not available. This also implies that the management of marine mammals is not an environment matter in Norway, it is about sustainable management of marine living resources.

 

The manage­ment regime for marine mammals is based on modern pri­nciples for the management of species, habitats and ecosystems. It also forms part of Norway’s efforts to imple­ment the ecosystem approach to the management of its marine resour­ces. This is in accor­dance with the implementation plan established by the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannes­burg in 2002, which encourages the application by 2010 of the ecosystem approach to fisheries management. As marine mammals are big predators on fish stocks, they have to be part of the ecosystem based management.

The stock estimates that are the basis for setting quotas for our minke whale hunt are agreed by the Scientific Committee of the IWC. The quoats set for sealing are based on recommendations by The International Coucil for the Exploration of the Sea.

 

Norway attaches great importance to improving the killing methods, and thus plays an active part in the work of the International Whaling Commission and in the North Atlantic Marine mammal Commision in this field. The killing methods used in Norwegian whaling and compare favourably with any hunt on terrestrial mammals and also with the killing of livestock in slaughterhouses.

Yes, Norway believes in law and order, and in its whaling policy Norway is fulfilling all its international obligations - in letter and spirit - which follow from the adherance to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling. Members fo the IWC who oppose Norwegian whaling all admit that Norway is not breaking any international rules.

Attached, please find a summary of a White Paper on the Norwegian marine mammal policy.

Sincerely yours,

Halvard P. Johansen
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Email to Norway 26/5/08 

Dear Sir or Madam
How would you feel if someone knifed or killed your mother, child or partner? terrible yes!
But somehow you don't mind cruelly killing a defenceless whale, one of the most beautiful innocent animals on the planet. A whale is a mammal, just like you and it feeds it's young on breast milk, just like your partner.
Stop cruelly slaughtering our whales and be sensible and build up a good respectable tourist industry, whale watching.
England is now boycotting your goods and people are being advised to go elsewhere for holidays.
Kind regards.
Alan Marston
Co-ordination Director
constantly in communications with DEFRA
www.GreenEcoPeace.org
World Wide Conservation Watch

Reply from Canada (DFO) Loyola Hearn 14/5/08

Dear Alan Marston

Thank you for your recent correspondence regarding the seal hunt.  I hope that the following information will serve to address your concerns.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) makes every effort to ensure that seals are hunted as effectively and humanely as possible.  Enforcement of regulations is thorough and comprehensive, specifically ensuring adherence to catch requirements, licence conditions, and humane harvesting practices.  Penalties are tough and could include court-imposed fines, and/or orders to forfeit catches, gear, boats and licences.  Many measures are in place to ensure a safe and humane harvest, such as close monitoring, tight regulations, and two-year apprenticeship training for those wishing to become professional sealers. 

Harvesting methods used for the seal hunt have been studied and approved by the Royal Commission on Seals and Sealing.  The Commission found that the methods used in the harvest of the seal resource compare favourably to those used in the harvest of any other wild or domestic animal resource.  DFO also encourages the fullest possible commercial use of seals with the emphasis on leather, oil, handicrafts, and meat for human and animal consumption. 

Veterinarians from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) issued a Special Report on Animal Welfare and the Harp Seal Hunt in Atlantic Canada in September 2002.  Representatives and veterinarians of the CVMA made independent observations of the seal hunt.  The report concluded that up to 98 percent of seals taken from the area studied were killed in an acceptably humane manner.

An Independent Veterinarians’ Working Group (IVWG)—consisting of experts from Canada, the United States, France, the Netherlands, and the
United Kingdom—studied the harp seal hunt and made recommendations to improve hunting practices and overall management.  The recommendations included a three-step process to ensure death has been achieved quickly and humanely.  Two of the three steps (proper striking and checking for unconsciousness) are already in the regulations and the Department has put licence conditions in place for 2008 requiring mandatory bleeding, the third step.

Sealing and fishing are time-honoured traditions that allow people to provide for their families through knowledge of the marine environment and hard work.  The economic and cultural value of the sealing industry is significant to individuals involved in the industry and to the communities it serves.  Sealing can contribute up to one third of a harvester’s income and provides much-needed employment in many rural communities.

Please be assured that your views are valued, and DFO takes all views into account when making management decisions.  For more information about Canada’s seal hunt, please visit DFO’s website at:
<
http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/seal-phoque/index_e.htm >.  

Sincerely,
Original Signed by
Loyola Hearn, P.C., M.P.

Reply from DEFRA, 1/5/08
Dear Mr Marston, 
Canadian Seal Products & Ship Confrontations   Thank you for your email of 7 April about the import of Canadian seal products and the seizure of the Farley Mowat.   It has been passed to me for reply.  
The Government's opposition to the annual Canadian seal hunt is well known and remains unchanged. We have lobbied in the past to promote EU-wide action and, with a decision now imminent on how to take this issue forward, Ministers have written again to Environment Commissioner Dimas and others reiterating UK support for an EU-wide ban on sealskin products of harp and hooded seals.  The European Commission are currently considering its next steps on the basis of two external studies.  The first, by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), was issued in December 2007 and is a scientific opinion on the humaneness of hunting seals.           
The second, on the impact of regulatory or other measures, is currently being finalised and is expected by the summer. In addition, the Commission conducted an online public consultation on seal hunting and the trade in seal products.  We hope that anyone with views on this subject took the opportunity to have their say.  The UK continues to believe that EU-wide measures are the only effective way of banning the commercial import of harp and hooded seal skin products into the UK. The EU is a single trading market and national bans cannot prevent seal products being imported via other Member States.   
Therefore the UK has no plans to introduce a national ban.  We are aware of  the high levels of concern surrounding the Farley Mowat.  The exact details of the incident remain unclear.  Canadian authorities are investigating and we await their findings.  
Yours sincerely,    
Geoff CollardDefra - Customer Contact Unit

Reply from Gareth Thomas MP 1/5/08 

Dear Mr Marston

Thank you for your email of 24 April to Gareth Thomas MP, the Minister for Trade and Consumer Affairs, about the trade in seal products.  The Minister receives a large amount of correspondence every day and cannot answer all of it personally.  We have been asked to reply.

The Government’s opposition to the annual Canadian seal hunt is well known and remains unchanged.  We have lobbied in the past to promote EU-wide action and, with a decision now imminent on how to take this issue forward, Ministers have written again to Environment Commissioner Dimas and others reiterating UK support for an EU-wide ban on sealskin products of harp and hooded seals.

The European Commission are currently considering its next steps on the basis of two external studies.  The first, by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), was issued in December 2007 and is a scientific opinion on the humaneness of hunting seals.  The second, on the impact of regulatory or other measures is currently being finalised and is expected later this month.  In addition, the Commission conducted an online public consultation on seal hunting and the trade in seal products.  We hope that anyone with views on this subject took the opportunity to have their say.

The UK continues to believe that EU-wide measures are the only effective way of banning the commercial import of harp and hooded seal skin products into the UK.  The EU is a single trading market and national bans cannot prevent seal products being imported via other Member States.  We understand the arguments for taking national action including the political message you believe this would send to Canada, but for the reasons outlined above, the UK has no plans to introduce a national ban at this time.

Yours sincerely

BERR MINISTERIAL CORRESPONDENCE UNIT

Reply from DFO, Canada 22/4/08 
Thank you for your e-mail dated 19 April 2008, voicing your comments regarding the Atlantic seal hunt.

We have forwarded your concerns to the relevant authorities within Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require additional information.

Sincerely,

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Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2008 10:52 AM
To: NCR, DFO MPO
Subject: Killing Seals Why?

Dear Sir,
Thank you for your email dated 18/4/08, which was a reply to our email dated 16/4/08 and we also thank you for passing it on to the relevant representative. We look forward to a reply from them.
We sent you an email dated 11/4/08 but unfortunately we have not had a reply to this email. We look forward to a reply to this email.
GreenEcoPeace works closes with Jonathan Shaw's office and with DEFRA, on all sea mammals and environmental issues, including global warming.
Note.
It appears that there is no financial reason or reason for the persistent defence of the seal hunt. The cost of sending out the coast guards, of dispatching delectations to conferences around the world, must be three times the actual returns from the hunt, so really what's the point.
Also Canada and Newfoundland is getting a disgusting name in Europe and probably some other parts of the world.
Copy of expenditures enclosed from the National Post Canada.
Reply from DEFRA, 21/4/08 
Alan
Joe Speck works alongside me in the Minister's office. We share the work out among the office, and he is as well placed as I am to deal with your query. 
As he said, your email has been noted and is with officials. Please bear in mind that we aim to reply to all correspondence within 15 working days (this is the Whitehall standard). There are a great many people who, like yourself, care deeply about a wide range of issues and wish to correspond with the Department.
Kind regards
Deborah

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Defra Minister for Marine, Landscape & Rural Affairs and Minister for the South East
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Nobel House
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London SW1P 3JR



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Sent: 19 April 2008 16:03
To: PS/Jonathan Shaw (Secretariat)
Subject: Seal Killing & Concern over Danny Bishop

Dear Joe,
You very kindly replied to my email dated 16/4/08 and still we have had no reply from Luke Warwick or Deborah Wells, this is not good enough. At the same time as we emailed Luke, we emailed the Canadian DFO. They have since sent us two emails back and a third one we understand will be arriving shortly. Luke's department doesn't seem to care a hoot about the 300,000 seals being cruelly slaughtered and doesn't seem to have any concern at all over Danny Bishop. We have not even had an acknowledgement from Luke Warwick or Deborah Wells, this is of great concern to us. If we don't get a proper reply we shall notify Gordon Brown of the incompetent staff he is employing.
We work very hard to help the world and it would be good to know that we had our English government behind us.
Kind regards.
Alan Marston
Co-ordination Director
Reply from DFO, Canada 18/4/08 
Dear Mr. Marston,

Thank you for your email dated 16 April 2008, requesting information on the boarding and seizure of the M/V Farley Mowat. 

Unfortunately, since our service only offers basic information on the programs and services of Fisheries and Oceans Canada / Canadian Coast Guard, we cannot provide the information you requested.

We have, however, re-forwarded your request to a representative who will assist you further.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require further assistance.

Sincerely,

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Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 2:35 AM
To: NCR, DFO MPO
Subject: Re our Emails

Dear Sir,
Re our emails to you and we would be grateful if you could reply to our last email.
Could you please be so kind as to advise us why the Royal Mounted police etc. boarded the conservation ship the Farley Mowat and why they came on board with guns? Please advise us also why you towed the ship in Sydney Novascotia? Was it because you didn't want any filming when the biggest seal slaughter was just about to begin. If everything was transparent you wouldn't have to go through such measures that you are having to go through. Your government would be the first to say if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.
Why is Canada so frightened of the world seeing the cruel slaughtering of over 275,000 mostly baby seals.
We are given to understand that soon a video will reveal all.
We would be grateful for a reply.
Kind regards.
Alan Marston
Co-ordination Director
www.GreenEcoPeace.org
Reply from Jonathan Shaw 16/4/08 
Hi Alan,
Many thanks for your e-mails to Luke, Deborah and the minister.
I can confirm that they have been received and the matter is currently with our policy teams for consideration.
A reply will be sent out as soon as possible.
Best regards,
Joe
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Joe Speck
Private Secretary to Jonathan Shaw MP 
Minister for Marine, Landscape & Rural Affairs and Minister for the South East
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Email sent to Jonathan Shaw 16/4/08 
Dear Mr Shaw,

We have emailed Luke Warwick and Deborah Wells and neither have replied back to us.

Please find enclosed copy of email.

We think what is going on is serious, 275,000 seals being slaughtered and butchered and a British citizen Danny Bishop being taken at gun point on board the ship Farley Mowat in International waters.

Please look into the matter for us and email us back as soon as possible.

We are voluntary and work very hard.

Kind regards.

Alan Marston
Co-ordination Director
www.GreenEcoPeace.org

Click onto our web site and look under Seals.


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Sent: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 13:28
Subject: Date of Incident 14/4/08 - 0700 hrs & 1100hrs Atlantic Time

Dear Luke,

I sent you an email on 7th April 2008, I asked you for an urgent reply because of the serious matters, to date you have not replied and now there has been a serious incident well outside the 12 mile territorial limit and in the Gulf of St Lawrence, in International waters.

The Farley Mow conservation ship, owned by the Sea Shepherd organisation was unlawfully boarded and attacked by officers from 2 Canadian coast guard ice breakers, The Des Groseilliers and the Sir Wilfred Grenfell, also on board the coast guard ships were Royal Canadian Mounted Police with guns and Fisheries officers.

I am advised that some of the crew of the Farley Mow were ruffed up.

On board the Farley Mow is a British citizen Danny Bishop.

All communications have been cut and the Farley mow is being forcibly towed.

The Canadians were forcibly stopping the filming of the cruel slaughter of seals. There was no violence from the Sea Shepherd conservation society.

What the Canadians have done is illegal.

See new photo's on our web site, under the heading Seals.

Will you please email me.

Kind regards.

Alan Marston
Co-ordination Director
www.GreenEcoPeace.org
 
Email sent to DEFRA UK 14/4/08
Dear Luke,

I sent you an email on 7th April 2008, I asked you for an urgent reply because of the serious matters, to date you have not replied and now there has been a serious incident well outside the 12 mile territorial limit and in the Gulf of St Lawrence, in International waters.

The Farley Mow conservation ship, owned by the Sea Shepherd organisation was unlawfully boarded and attacked by officers from 2 Canadian coast guard ice breakers, The Des Groseilliers and the Sir Wilfred Grenfell, also on board the coast guard ships were Royal Canadian Mounted Police with guns and Fisheries officers.

I am advised that some of the crew of the Farley Mow were ruffed up.

On board the Farley Mow is a British citizen Danny Bishop.

All communications have been cut and the Farley mow is being forcibly towed.

The Canadians were forcibly stopping the filming of the cruel slaughter of seals. There was no violence from the Sea Shepherd conservation society.

What the Canadians have done is illegal.

See new photo's on our web site, under the heading Seals.

Will you please email me.

Kind regards.

Alan Marston
Co-ordination Director
www.GreenEcoPeace.org
Email to DEFRA UK 7/4/08
Dear Luke,
What are you going to do to help stop the Canadian government (DFO) from slaughtering and in many cases the skinning alive of over 300,000 seals and at least 275,000 of these seals are baby seals?
I know the UK is against seal killing, but the UK still allows the import of seal products, why?
Although the UK is against seal killing, it allows the import of seal products, does this make sense Luke.
The sooner Europe bans the import of seal products, the sooner we may get an end to this Canadian seal cruel, horrific slaughter.
What would be the outcry, if over 300,000 elephants, tigers, monkeys and panda's were mass slaughtered over a period of just a few weeks?
Please advise me what you are going to do about protesting to the Canadian government (DFO) and stopping imports of seal products?
It has been brought to my attention, that a british person is on board the conservation ship the Farley Mow, which is owned by the conservation group Sea Shepherd and lets be thankful for such a conservation group, they seem to be one of the only ones in the world, who risk their lives for seals, they have gone out there on the icy sea's to document first hand the seal killing atrocities. They are being supported by Animal Planet's camera man Simon Houtman, who is filming the whole of the incidents.
I understand that the IFAW is out there and so is the humane society and some other groups. GreenEcoPeace is constantly in touch with information from all of them.
Anyway back to the british person on board the Farley Mow. His name is Danny Bishop and he is a courageous volunteer, what are you going to do to secure his safety.
The Farley Mow has already been rammed twice by the Canadian coast guard ship the CCGS Des Groseilliers, outside the Canadian 12 mile limit (incident recorded on video), because they were filming the seal killing atrocities. Skinning alive of seals and the inflicting of terrible pain on seals and dragging baby seals across ice alive with gaff hooks firmly anchored into the necks of baby seals with blood everywhere is just not on.
The Farley Mow and crew were there peacefully. Soon I will be able to down load these video's to you, if you request GreenEcoPeace to do so. Another incident putting a british life at risk, was when the conservation ship the Farley Mow anchored at the French Islands of St Pierre to deliver the video of the coast guard ship, which showed the ramming of the Farley Mow.
The Farley Mow and crew were stoned, the gang plank was removed and thrown into the harbour and the ropes holding the Farley Mow firm to the quay, were cut, leaving the Farley Mow to helplessly drift towards the rocks, putting the lives of the british subject and others at risk.
6 French policemen stood by looking and did nothing.
Are you going to protest to the Canadian government and French government, or are you going to wait until Danny Bishop is seriously injured or killed.
The waters that the Farley Mow conservation ship is in during the filming, is the right of free passage waters, inside the Canadian 200 mile limit and outside the 12 mile territorial limit. Most of the seals are slaughtered outside the 12 mile limit.
The Canadian coast guard ship has already towed a small non ice hull fishing seal killing boat after a mechanical fault. They towed it too fast dragging it over ice and turning it over, 4 seal killers died.
The whole seal killing operation is causing so much trouble and is a complete mess and it is seriously affecting the eco system. We at GreenEcoPeace, have the complete eco system report if you request it from us we will down load it to you.
Luke, stop the UK importing seal products now and you will go a long way to stopping seal killing altogether. If there is no market for seal products, there's a good chance there will be no seal killing.
Contact the Canadian government, contact the French government about these serious incidents. We await your urgent reply, due to the seriousness of these matters and these dangerous incidents in ice filled dangerous waters.
Kind regards.
Alan Marston
Co-ordination Director
Email sent to Fisheries & Oceans Canada 16/4/08
Dear Sir,
Re our emails to you and we would be grateful if you could reply to our last email.
Could you please be so kind as to advise us why the Royal Mounted police etc. boarded the conservation ship the Farley Mowat and why they came on board with guns? Please advise us also why you towed the ship in Sydney Novascotia? Was it because you didn't want any filming when the biggest seal slaughter was just about to begin. If everything was transparent you wouldn't have to go through such measures that you are having to go through. Your government would be the first to say if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.
Why is Canada so frightened of the world seeing the cruel slaughtering of over 275,000 mostly baby seals.
We are given to understand that soon a video will reveal all.
We would be grateful for a reply.
Kind regards.
Alan Marston
Co-ordination Director
Email sent to Fisheries & Oceans 8/4/08
Dear Sir or Madam,
Thank you for your email and I would like a name to write to in future please if possible.
DFO. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) makes effort to ensure that seals are hunted as quickly, effectively, and humanely as possible.
GEP. Your sealers do not kill, hunt, as quickly and humanely as possible. Why do you think that the UK government is against the Canadian seal slaughter and they are very much against it? and we hope that Europe will make a complete ban on imports of seal products?
DFO. Enforcement of the regulations is thorough and comprehensive, specifically ensuring adherence to catch requirements, licence conditions and humane harvesting practices.
GEP. Enforcement is not thorough and comprehensive. I've seen what goes on, why don't you journey out there and see the bloody mess first hand and see the injustice done to seals and the traumatic brutality. When you do go make sure that you don't tell the sealers that you are coming, that's if you want to see what atrocities the sealers get up to.
DFO. humane harvesting.
GEP. I associate harvesting with wheat or corn, not with life. How would you feel if your children were harvested? you wouldn't feel good about it, i'm sure? The only difference between your child and a seal is, the seal cannot speak a language, if it could, it would be protected by human rights. Don't you think it's sad, that because the seals can't speak out, humans take advantage and kill them.
(see pictures on main Seal page)
DFO. Penalties are tough and could include the court-imposed fines and orders to forfeit catches, gear, boats and licences.
GEP. Have you ever confiscated any boats gear, etc.? Lets just say for the record, skinning alive of baby seals, etc. and also what about the shooting and wounding of the seals and also what about the running over of seals on ice by your ice breaker boats, pulverising seal pups. 
  
DFO. The harp seal population is a healthy marine resource that can easily support a responsible harvest; there is no conservation reason to end the hunt.  A survey conducted in 2004 estimated the harp seal population at 5.82 million animals; approximately three times the population of less than two million in the 1970s.
GEP. The harp seal population certainly is not healthy, in particular with the dangers of global warming looming and melting of the ice. How can you call killing of over 275,000 seals a responsible harvest, wouldn't better words be an irresponsible harvest? The Canadian seal hunt is the largest mass slaughter of marine mammals on earth. Doesn't it hurt, you knowing that all these seals (babies) are being slaughtered.
You say a survey was conducted in 2004 and there were 5.82 million harp seals, after doing research we found that over 150 years ago there were over 40 million harp seals and plenty of cod, it's the greed of humans, that's always the problem.
Sir, don't you think that man has been hard on the harp seals and that's mildly talking! Don't you think that the killing of the seals is just a mass cover up because of the over fishing of cod and allowing the greed of bigger and bigger trawlers to catch more and more cod, therefore reducing the cod catch to 4% of what it was 50 years ago. Seals and cod were together in large numbers before man came along believing he could catch everything and kill everything in the sea and now humans have completely messed up the eco system. Animals and fish don't mess up the eco system, but man unfortunately does.
DFO. Because the continued health and abundance of the herd is the department's main priority.
GEP. Man has no right to interfere with nature. Nature if left alone, has always managed. The seals have managed without DFO for thousand of years and they don't need you now! 
DFO. DFO sets quotas for harp seals to ensure that the resource remains sustainable. 
GEP. Man has no right to set quota's on the death of a wild animal, in particular horrific quota's of over 275,000. Seals could become endangered because of lack of ice due to global warming and that is a real possibility.
DFO. A number of conservation groups agree that a regulated and responsible harvest of the seal herd is appropriate, provided it is sustainable in the long-term from a conservation perspective. 
GEP. Please be transparent and name the conservation groups and how many harp seals they say should be killed?
DFO. As you may know, the hunt of harp (whitecoat) and hooded (blueback) seal pups has been banned in Canada since 1987. Regulations also prohibit the trade, sale, or barter of the fur of these pups.
GEP. There's no guarantee that these pups will not be slaughtered. You are dealing with hard, cruel, callus, ruthless men, who wouldn't blink an eyelid when hurting these poor helpless seals and you cannot monitor every sealer. In fact you cannot even monitor a boat in tow by your coast guard ship the Sir William Alexander. The fishermen/sealers boat in tow the L'Acadien II over turned, causing sadly, the loss of 4 lives. Is the blood money to slaughter seals really worth such a loss of life? The whole thing out there is a bloody mess and is it worth it? and now sadly your trying to find the body of the missing seal killer/fisherman Mr Carl Aucoin and calling in the CCGS Terry Fox and the CCGS Edward Cornwallis and searching thousand of miles costing millions of dollars, the cost of life and the costs involved and pelts fetching only $33 and soaring fuel costs. It's just not worth it to kill seals and it gives Canada such a bad name, for killing seals.    
DFO. The value of the seal hunt may appear negligible to some individuals, but it is tremendously valuable to those individuals who use it as their employment during a time when economic opportunities are limited in many remote, coastal communities. 
GEP. You don't kill over 275,000 wild animals (seals) for employment. Why don't you give the fishermen a decent unemployed benefit if they are not working and develop new employment, for example provide them with big boats so they can have work taking people out to sea, to see the seals and the wonders of the ice formations?
DFO. There are many measures in place to ensure a safe and humane harvest, such as close monitoring, tight regulations, and two-year apprenticeship training for those wishing to become professional sealers.
GEP. If you believe the above, then take a closer look at the photo's we have enclosed. You cannot possibly monitor each and every sealer, I've seen what they do, most are disgustingly cruel.
How many non 2 year apprenticeship seal killers go out there to kill seals, you cannot monitor everyone can you, lets be honest here?
DFO. DFO also encourages the fullest possible commercial use of seals with the emphasis on leather, oil, handicrafts, and in recent years, meat for human and animal consumption.
GEP. You missed out the penis section, why? This paragraph makes the English feel sick!
DFO. Veterinarians from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) issued a Special Report on Animal Welfare and the Harp Seal Hunt in Atlantic Canada in September 2002.  Representatives and veterinarians of the CVMA made independent observations of the seal hunt.  The study concluded that a large majority of seals taken during the hunt (98 per cent) are killed in an acceptably humane manner. 
GEP. Take a closer look at the photo's, if you believe the above, you believe anything. Who paid the CVMA to carry out the report? It is not true that 98% of seals are killed in an acceptable manner. Why don't you spend 3 weeks in the killing fields yourself undercover and not as an official and then you'll find out the real truth? You'll be sick with what you will see and hearing the screaming of mother and pups and you'll never forget what you saw.
DFO. These recommendations include a 3-step process - stunning, checking the skull, and bleeding - to ensure death has been achieved quickly and humanely, as well as confirmation of irreversible loss of consciousness or death by palpation of the skull.  DFO is currently working to adopt these and other recommendations, such as improved enforcement and sealer training.
GEP. A baby seal is not born to be clubbed to death before it's only a few weeks old. We are living in modern times and not prehistoric times. Why are you even thinking about stunning, checking the skull and bleeding of an animal (seal), that doesn't even belong to you, are you a Christian? The very fact that a seal mum, swims off your Canadian shores and has her baby, does not mean that you have the right to kill.
Please find enclosed an email from one of your Newfoundland sealers.
Environmentalists like you make me sick!! Your total lack of respect for human life and your overly protective attitude towards animals is indicative of how extremists like you want to control things. I am a well educated man from Newfoundland currently living in Atlantic Canada and I support the seal hunt, I support the seal fur trade!! There is no greater pleasure than clubbing a baby seal and feeling that skull collapsing and watching them trying to crawl away and then smacking the little shits again. It ideally should be accomplished in one blow but sometimes it takes two or even three!! Hey all the little bastards do is eat fish and defecate so we are getting rid of animals that do more to destroy ecosystems of fish than are actually contributing to more stable ecosystems. Besides seal meat tastes great and the fur is warm. Baby seal meat is exceptionally good!!

You're no better than the animals you protect and I for one will never support any organization which you are affiliated with.

Good day to you.

Gene Kelly Newfoundland sealer

Looking forward to your reply.

Kind regards.
Alan Marston
Co-ordination Director
Reply from the Fisheries & Oceans Canada 8/4/08
Dear Mr. Marston,

Thank you for your correspondence regarding the Atlantic Canada seal hunt. We hope that the following will serve to address your concerns.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) makes every effort to ensure that seals are hunted as quickly, effectively, and humanely as possible.  Enforcement of the regulations is thorough and comprehensive, specifically ensuring adherence to catch requirements, licence conditions, and humane harvesting practices.  Penalties are tough and could include court-imposed fines, and orders to forfeit catches, gear, boats and licences.

The harp seal population is a healthy marine resource that can easily support a responsible harvest; there is no conservation reason to end the hunt.  A survey conducted in 2004 estimated the harp seal population at 5.82 million animals; approximately three times the population of less than two million in the 1970s.

Because the continued health and abundance of the herd is the department's main priority, DFO sets quotas for harp seals to ensure that the resource remains sustainable.  Management measures have been developed for 2006-2010.  A number of conservation groups agree that a regulated and responsible harvest of the seal herd is appropriate, provided it is sustainable in the long-term from a conservation perspective.  As you may know, the hunt of harp (whitecoat) and hooded (blueback) seal pups has been banned in Canada since 1987.  Regulations also prohibit the trade, sale, or barter of the fur of these pups. 

The value of the seal hunt may appear negligible to some individuals, but it is tremendously valuable to those individuals who use it as their employment during a time when economic opportunities are limited in many remote, coastal communities.  Some sealers have stated that their income from sealing can represent up to 35% of their total annual income.  Also, the top homeports for sealers have unemployment rates that are in excess of 30% higher than the national average.  Sealing and fishing are also time-honoured traditions that allow people to provide for their families through knowledge of the marine environment and hard work. 
 
There are many measures in place to ensure a safe and humane harvest, such as close monitoring, tight regulations, and two-year apprenticeship training for those wishing to become professional sealers.  Harvesting methods used for the seal hunt have been studied and approved by the Royal Commission on Seals and Sealing.  The Commission found that the methods used in the harvest of the seal resource compare favourably to the use and dispatch of any other wild or domestic animal resource.  DFO also encourages the fullest possible commercial use of seals with the emphasis on leather, oil, handicrafts, and in recent years, meat for human and animal consumption. 

Veterinarians from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) issued a Special Report on Animal Welfare and the Harp Seal Hunt in Atlantic Canada in September 2002.  Representatives and veterinarians of the CVMA made independent observations of the seal hunt.  The study concluded that a large majority of seals taken during the hunt (98 per cent) are killed in an acceptably humane manner.  An Independent Veterinarians' Working Group (IVWG) was formed in 2005 and made observations and recommendations to further improve management and hunting practices, which would require amendments to the Marine Mammal Regulations.  These recommendations include a 3-step process - stunning, checking the skull, and bleeding - to ensure death has been achieved quickly and humanely, as well as confirmation of irreversible loss of consciousness or death by palpation of the skull.  DFO is currently working to adopt these and other recommendations, such as improved enforcement and sealer training.

Please be assured that your views are valued.  We understand your opinions and those of other individuals who have expressed concerns about the seal hunt, and the department takes these views into account when making management decisions.  We hope that this information will help you to understand the issues surrounding the seal hunt.  For more information, you are encouraged to visit DFO's website at http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/seal-phoque/index_e.htm.  

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require additional information.

Sincerely,

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Email sent to the Canadian Prime Minister, Mr Hearn the Minister of Fisheries & Oceans & the Fisheries & Oceans Department in Canada 6/4/08. 
Dear Sir,
Do you have a family? Do you have children? Your family and children are mammals. Baby seals are like babies, how would you feel, if going on for 300,000 children, in Canada, were smashed in the head, kicked, gaff hooked and then many of them skinned alive.
Do you remember Herod?
People in England are learning about the slaughtering of the Canadian seals and the cruel way in which you are killing them.
English people are also very aware, that you turn a blind eye, to the atrocities that go on, on the ice in the barbaric seal killing fields.
The TV, internet and the press have published in Britain the Canadian seal killings and we all know that 4 Magdalan Islanders lives have been lost because of the irresponsible way in which your coast guard ship towed the small seal slaughter killing boat, dragging it over ice, causing it to over turn, whilst the men slept on board. The men should have been taken on board the coast guard ship before towing.
British people are boycotting Canadian goods.
Seals help the eco system by eating dead weak and older slow fish. If seals don't eat these fish, bacteria will, then you will have more problems with bacteria infested, low oxygen waters and then you will have further problems from fish dying from bacteria. We have a report if you would like us to email it to you.
Butchering seals is not the answer, the department of fisheries and ocean's (DFO) caused the problem in the first place by allowing over fishing. 
By killing seals, dead and weak fish will be pray to bacteria, because they are not eaten by seals. Bacteria will attack the good fish that are left and eventually there will be little or no fish at all.
Please take all the circumstances into consideration and please stop the killing of your Canadian Seals.
We would be grateful for a reply to this email.
Thank you.
Kind regards.
Alan Marston
Co-ordination Director


Environmentalists like you make me sick!! Your total lack of respect for human life and your overly protective attitude towards animals is indicative of how extremists like you want to control things. I am a well educated man from Newfoundland currently living in Atlantic Canada and I support the seal hunt, I support the seal fur trade!! There is no greater pleasure than clubbing a baby seal and feeling that skull collapsing and watching them trying to crawl away and then smacking the little shits again. It ideally should be accomplished in one blow but sometimes it takes two or even three!! Hey all the little bastards do is eat fish and defecate so we are getting rid of animals that do more to destroy ecosystems of fish than are actually contributing to more stable ecosystems. Besides seal meat tastes great and the fur is warm. Baby seal meat is exceptionally good!!

You're no better than the animals you protect and I for one will never support any organization which you are affiliated with.

Good day to you.

Gene Kelly Newfoundland sealer

Looking forward to your reply.

Kind regards.
Alan Marston
Co-ordination Director
 

Email to Canadian Seal Slaughter 15/4/08 
Hi Gene,
Good morning to you, what is the weather like on your side of the world, we are enjoying sunshine in England.
We would be grateful if you would reply with your comments to our last email.
Global warming is now becoming a major factor in the survival of seals, as sea temperatures are rising in the Newfoundland area, the Labrador Shelf off Canada's East Coast and Scotian Shelf. The sea temperatures are rising by a staggering 0.89C to 1.04C, some of the highest temperature rises of anywhere in the world (figures by the Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts and Islands, temperature increases from 1982 - 2006).

The mother seals need the ice flow to have their babies. The baby seals survival depends on the ice until they can swim, or they will drown.

Seals are still having to face slaughter and now the real threat of global warming which could lead to extinction in not so many years to come. 

We cannot afford to loose any more seals. 

Over 150 years ago there was over 40 million seals, now there is approximately 5.8 million seals.
Looking forward to a reply.
Kind regards.
Alan Marston
Email to Mr Kelly Canadian Seal Slaughter 6/4/08 
Dear Mr Kelly,
Today I read your email.
How would you like your children, who are mammals, in your own words, 'Be clubbed to death, feeling it's skull collapse, watching it trying to crawl away and then smacking the little shit again?"
Did you not know Mr Kelly, that it was the department of Canadian Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), that allowed the over fishing and caused the problem in the first place.
By killing the seals, dead and weak fish will be pray to bacteria, because they have not been eaten. Bacteria will then attack the good fish that's left and eventually there may be no fish at all.
The Canadian government as I have stated, after doing research, caused the problem by allowing over fishing, they then came up with the idea of mass killing of seals to camouflage the problem. The Canadian government, then allowed weak hulled, small wooded and aluminium none ice hulled boats, to come into ice filled dangerous waters, to slaughter seals.
Who is irresponsible? The Canadian government, or human being conservationists with a good heart that's only trying to document the goings on and trying to peacefully show the Canadian government, that they are doing a lot wrong.
Did you know that the Canadian coast guard ship, towed a small seal killing fishing boat, over the ice causing the small fishing boat to over turn whilst the fishermen were sleeping on the towed fishing boat. How irresponsible is that? 4 fishermen/sealers died on this towed boat. The fishermen should have been taken off their boat and should have been taken on board the coast guard boat that was towing their fishing boat. 
We would like you to know that we do have sympathy for the families and loved ones.
Those fishermen/seal killers, who have left to go to the funeral of those men who have died should be advised, not go back to the killing areas, knowing that the Canadian government is requesting the services of those men in death defying conditions with unsuitable boats.
Not one of your politicians would risk their lives to go out there. Is the blood money worth their lives?
Remember, nature never forgets.
We would be grateful for your reply.
Kind regards.
Alan Marston
Co-ordination Director


Email to the Japanese Prime Minister and the Japanese Embassy London- 22/3/08 
Dear Mr Fukuda,
So many people are now beginning to hate Japan and so many people are boycotting your goods.
Why! because your country slaughters whales. Whales that people love and have been in the sea for millions of years.
Why don't you do an amazing thing and show the world that Japan has changed? Why don't you turn your whale killing ships into whale watching ships and take people out to the Antarctic Southern Ocean Sanctuary for Whales, to see the whales? This will produce a good income and will give Japan world respect.
We would be grateful for a reply and we would like to know what you think of the idea.
Kind regards.
Alan Marston
Co-ordination Director
The GreenEcoPeace Environment Group
p.s. We would be willing to help and give you as much advise as possible, to help you, during the transition period
Email from Greenpeace 
Dear Alan,Thank you for this reply. I’ll consult further with our oceans team, but I’ve responded to some of your points in the email below.Cheers,
Greenpeace

Email to Greenpeace 
Thank you for your email.
Climate change
Whilst I know Greenpeace is working hard on climate change, it's going to take a long long time to get good results from countries like the USA, UK, China, then there'll be India, then Pakistan and then many other developing countries. I can see it taking years and years.
But in the case of whales, Greenpeace can do something now! You can send out the Esperanza and come between the whales and the cruel Japanese whalers, you can go out there and help save the whales.
Reply from Greenpeace.
Unfortunately, we have to confront climate change within a few years or it will wipe out most species on Earth, including all whales. The process would take decades, possibly over a century, but it will become inevitable and irreversible unless we take radical action very soon. Climate change is the most urgent problem this planet has ever faced.
To Greenpeace. 
Costs
The amount of money it will cost you to send out the Esperanza is only a fraction of what you receive in donations and if you tell people on the internet that you are going back out to the Antarctic Southern Ocean Sanctuary for Whales to help save the whales, the extra donations they will send I'm sure, will more than cover the costs of your fuel to go back out there. I certainly would send you a donation and everybody I have spoken to have said the same. People all around the world would have huge respect for Greenpeace if you went back to the Antarctic Southern Ocean Sanctuary for Whales. People are choked that the whales are now left to the merciless Japanese whale slaughterers.
Reply from Greenpeace.
You may be right on this one – not on the costs being small compared to our income – they’re not. 
To Greenpeace. 
Finding the Japanese whale killing fleet
No doubt when Sea Shepherd goes back they will advise you of the co-ordinates. You needn't at this stage work with them, (that's for discussion in the future), but at least you will know where the Japanese whale killing fleet is. Also Frank who is the captain of the Esperanza, I'm sure, has many years of expertise and as he found the Nissin Maru last time, I am sure he will do his very very best to find it this time if the Esperanza was able to go back to the Antarctic Southern Ocean Sanctuary for whales. From Greenpeace. We could find them ourselves, or we might get the coordinates from SS if they found them first, but it is also possible that neither of us might find them.
To Greenpeace. 
The other Conservation Group
Sea Shepherd with their ship the Steve Irwin, I understand is going into debt to go back out to help save the whales in the Antarctic Southern Ocean Sanctuary for Whales. The Sea Shepherd conservation group on their first and second return to the Antarctic Southern Ocean Sanctuary for Whales is consuming half of their entire donated income and is actually going into debt. They are asking people for extra help and people are I understand, sending extra donations because everybody is desperate to save the endangered whales from merciless slaughter from the Japanese whale killers. From Greenpeace. Much as we might occasionally feel inclined to, we can’t plan our campaigning as a competition with SS. Furthermore, this is their main issue.
To Greenpeace
Do your very best, to get the Esperanza back out there, there's a lot riding on it!From Greenpeace. Indeed, and we hate to disappoint either you or our many other supporters who are passionate about whales and whaling.
Kind regards.
Alan Marston & Lorna Whincop
Campaigners with GreenEcopeace  
Email from Greenpeace 
Hello Alan, Our whaling campaigner doesn’t know where the Esperanza is due to go next, so I’ll try some other contacts.Cheers, Greenpeace

Email from Greenpeace 

Thanks Alan,Email is more my medium, so any communications you can send by email make my life a little easier.My current understanding is that there are no plans to send the Esperanza back out to the whaling grounds this year, but I’ve yet to find out where it’s supposed to be going next – I’ll look into it and see what I can find out. This doesn’t mean it would be a bad thing to do, but we have limited resources and so every project we fund means another is cancelled.For example, climate change is a bigger threat not just to the world in general, but specifically to whales. Regards,
Greenpeace UK
Email to Greenpeace 

Re our conversation. 'The return of the Esperanza to the Antarctic Southern Ocean Sanctuary for Whales, refuel, restock and go back please'. 

Greenpeace have put a lot of hard work more than people realise into helping to protect the whales. But unfortunately, you have had to come back to shore because of fuel shortage. 

People everywhere are saying, the whales now have no protection. We have just learned that the Japanese have already killed 5 whales since the Esperanza left. 

Show the world, that Greenpeace, really cares about the whales and that they care so much, that they will go back out there in their fast Esperanza whale chaser and come between the Japanese whale killer ships and those loving trusting whales in the Antarctic Southern Ocean Sanctuary for whales, who are inocently, going about there every day chores but not knowing that they are about to be plunged to death.

Please do your best to convince Greenpeace that it is very worth while to go back to protect those whales.

Kind regards

Alan Marston & Lorna Whincop
Campaigners with GreenEcoPeace 

Email to DEFRA, UK Government 18/1/08 

Dear Luke,

This is to advise you that Giles Lane from Briton and Benjamin Potts from Australia were transferred from the Yushin Maru no. 2. to the Australian Customs vessel the Oceanic Viking early in the morning at 0200 hours Melbourne time (1300 hours GMT time).

The two men were transferred to the Sea Shepherd ship the Steve Irwin at 0930 hours Melbourne time (2030 hours GMT time).

Thank you for your continued support.


Alan Marston
Co-ordination Director
www.GreenEcoPeace.org

Email to DEFRA, UK Government 16/1/08 

Dear Luke,
Thank you for your last email, your support is more than appreciated.
A British volunteer Giles Lane aged 35 and Australian volunteer Benjamin Potts aged 28 have been taken hostage on the Japanese whaling ship the Yushin Maru 2, after climbing on board from a small fast rib (small fast boat) in the Antarctic Southern Ocean Sanctuary for Whales to deliver a petition peacefully. The two men were assulted by the Japanese and tied to the radar mast.
Please see our website www.GreenEcoPeace.org 'news' for more info.
We condemn this action on the high seas by the Japanese whalers.
Australian foreign minister Steven Smith today said, "the department of foreign affairs and trade would approach the Japanese government to ensure the campaigners safe return back to the Steve Irwin anti-whaling ship".
Is there anything that you can do to intervene to help the British hostage and the situation. We would appreciate your support and help in this matter. The two men came from a conservation ship called Steve Irwin which is owned by Sea Shepherd.
Kind regards and thank you.
Alan Marston
Co-ordination Director
Copy of petition

To: The Captain of any Japanese ship
Involved with poaching operations in The Australian Antarctic Territorial Economic Exclusion Zone.

Sir,

My name is Giles David Lane

I am a British citizen and an unpaid volunteer on the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society vessel Steve Irwin

I have come onboard your ship because you have refused to acknowledge communication from our ship pertaining to your illegal activities in the waters of the Australian Antarctic Territorial Economic Exclusion Zone.

I am not boarding your ship with the intent to commit a crime, to rob you or to inflict injury upon your crew and yourself or damage to your ship. My reason for boarding is to deliver the message that you are in violation of international conservation law and in violation of the laws of Australia. It is my intent to deliver this message and then to request that you allow me to disembark from your vessel without harm or seizure.

I am empowered to act to uphold these laws in accordance with the United Nations World Charter for Nature and the laws of Australia.

I am boarding you with the request that you please refrain from any further criminal activity in these waters and cease and desist with the continued killing of endangered whales in this designated Whale Sanctuary in violation of the IWC global moratorium on commercial whaling and that you cease and desist in continued violations of Australian law by killing whales within the territorial waters of Australia without permit or permission from the government of Australia.

I am boarding you on the orders of Captain Paul Watson who requests that you treat me with respect and in accordance with the Geneva Convention.

Email from DEFRA,UK Government 

Dear Mr Marston, As previously Stated the UK Government has consistently voiced its opposition to Japanese “scientific” whaling. In January and December 2006 the UK signed two demarches presented to the Japanese Government regarding their whaling operations under the JARPA II Whaling programme.Furthermore, on December 21st 2007 the UK took part in a  Demarche to the Japanese Government calling on Japan to “cease all its lethal scientific research on whales, and assure the immediate return of the vessels which are implementing JARPA II”. Jonathan Shaw, as the minister responsible for Whaling met Japanese embassy officials on the 8th of January 2008 to express the UK’s outrage over Japan’s whaling activities. The UK Government will continue to make our opposition to whaling known to Japan at every appropriate opportunity and argue that they undermine the credibility of the IWC as an effective organisation for the conservation of whale stocks world-wide. We do not believe that Japans lethal research is necessary and consider that a great deal of this information can be obtained by non-lethal means. It is difficult not to conclude that this research is driven primarily by commercial gain rather than science and we have serious reservations as to the scientific value of this research.  Whaling involves an unacceptable level of cruelty and we will remain in the forefront of maintaining the moratorium on commercial whaling and opposing efforts by Japan to undermine this moratorium by so-called “scientific” whaling 

Regards,

Luke Warwick

Marine and Freshwater Biodiversity

Defra.


 


Email sent to Defra, UK Government

Dear Luke,
We sent you an email on the 20th December 2007 and the 2nd January 2008 and you have not replied to any.
We thanked you for all your help and efforts. We were successful in saving the 50 humpback whales and we were grateful for that. We will not stop campaigning until this deceitful Japanese Scientific Whaling (illegal commercial whaling) is stopped, in the Antarctic Southern Ocean Sanctuary for whales and whaling throughout the world.
Please look at website under news!
Please reply and advise of your further efforts by return.
Kind regards
Alan Marston
Co-Ordination Director

Some sample emails to copy, you can copy as they are and send them to the authorites or mix and use your own words. Also below are some useful email addresses. 

Email or fax the Prime Minister of Japan: Mr Yasuo Fukuda.

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Japanese Fisheries Agency

Email: new email under research  Fax: +81-3-3502-0794

Japanese Embassy London

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Mr Ichiro Ozawa President of the Democratic Party Japan. Email under research. 

Governor of Shizuoka Prefecture (Futo) Japan: Mr Yoshinobu Ishikawa

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Mayor of Ito City Japan: Mr Hiromi Tsukuda

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Governor of Wakayama Prefecture (Taiji) Japan: Mr Yoshiki Kimura

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Town Mayor of Taiji Japan: Mr Kazutaka Sangen Fax: +81-735-59-2801

The above mentioned email addresses are areas in Japan where they cruely stab and slaughter whales and dolphins.       

If you have time please email the following countries who are for whaling.

COUNTRIES AGAINST WHALING

COUNTRIES FOR WHALING

EMAIL ADDRESS OF THE COUNTRIES FOR WHALING

Argentina

Antigua & Barbuda   

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Australia

Benin

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Austria

Cambodia

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Belgium

Cameroon

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Belize

Cote D’Ivoire 

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Brazil

Denmark, Faroes Greenland

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Chile

Dominica

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 Costa Rica

 Gabon

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 Croatia

 Gambia

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 Cyprus

 Grenada

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Czech Republic

Republic of Guinea

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Ecuador

Iceland

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Finland

Japan

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France

Kiribati

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Germany

Republic of Korea

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Greece 

Mali

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 Guatemala

Marshall Islands

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Hungary

Mauitania

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India

Mongolia

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Ireland

Morocco

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Israel

Nauru

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Italy

Nicaragua

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Luxembourg

Norway

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Mexico

Republic of Palau

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Monaco

Russian Federation

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New Zealand

St Kitts & Nevis

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Panama

St Lucia

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Peru

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Portugal

Senegal

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San Marino

Solomon Islands

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Slovak Republic

Suriname

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Slovenia

Togo

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Spain  

Tuvalu

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EMAIL SENT TO JAPAN.

I/We am/are outraged by the annual brutual slaughter of whales and dolphins around the Antarctic Treaty Sanctuary Region in the Southern Ocean. The images of slaughter and the bloody red waters clearly shows the world that Japan has little respect for the state of the worlds oceans and for the conservation of the marine resources it claims to support.

Many scientific studies show that in our oceans whales and dolphins are in decline. We must take whatever actions are necessary to stop their over exploitation. These whales and dolphins do not belong to Japan. The status of the species of whales and dolphins that you kill are either endangered, threatened or unkown. It is an unthinkable waste that they will likely end up as a meat product or pet food or just dumped as land fill.

In addition, the methods Japan uses to kill these beautiful creatures are cruel. In the case of whales the harpoon guns are inadequate and the explosive charge gives the whale unbearable, unthinkable horrific pain, that is unimaginable and driving dolphins into bays and harbours, then making them suffer a long and painful death by spears, hooks and drowning is inhumane and insane. This action is disgraceful and has caused much disappointment in the international community.

I/We ask Japan respectfully, that it permanently and immediately renounces and stops this slaughter and to remember that nature never forgets the hurtful things that is done to it! Until Japan stops this slaughter, we will continually tell the world how disrespectful and dishonourable Japan is to whales, dolphins.

Yours sincerley

EMAIL SENT for Whale, Dolpin and Seal slaughter in countries, Japan, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, South Korea, St Lucia, St Vincent, Grenadines, Faroes, Greenland and Canada. 

I am/We are outraged by the annual brutal slaughter of (whales, dolphins or seals, all or which is applicable). The images of slaughter and the bloody red waters clearly shows the world that (name of country) has little respect for the state of the worlds oceans and for the conservation of the marine resources.

Many scientific studies show that (whales, dolphins and seals or all or which is applicable) are in decline. We must all take whatever action is necessary to stop the over exploitation.

I/We ask (name of country) respectfully that you permanently and immediately renounce and stop this slaughter and to remember that nature never forgets the hurtful things that is done to it. Until (name of country) stops this slaughter, I/we will continually tell the world how disrespectful and dishonourable (name of country) is to (whales, dolphins or seals, all or which is applicable).

Thank you.

Yours sincerely

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Email sent to DEFRA, UK Government

Dear Luke,
We sent you an email on the 20th December 2007 and the 2nd January 2008 and you have not replied to any.
We thanked you for all your help and efforts. We were successful in saving the 50 humpback whales and we were grateful for that. We will not stop campaigning until this deceitful Japanese Scientific Whaling (illegal commercial whaling) is stopped, in the Antarctic Southern Ocean Sanctuary for whales and whaling throughout the world.
Please look at website under news!
Please reply and advise of your further efforts by return.
Kind regards
Alan Marston
Co-Ordination Director
www.GreenEcoPeace.org 

Email from Green Peace "The Esperanza" in the Antarctic Southern Ocean Sanctuary for Whales 

Hi Alan,

Good to hear from you. Yes, it's all pretty hectic here - we've just chased the whalers our of the hunting grounds! Good luck with the exhibition. I'd suggest make sure that people get angry with the
Japanese government, and not the Japanese people...

Thanks! 

Email sent to Green Peace's ship "The Esperanza" in the Antarctic Southern Ocean Sanctuary for Whales

Hi,
Congratulations on reaching the Nissin Maru in the Antarctic Southern Ocean Sanctuary for Whales, we are following your every move.
Today we have been leaflet distributing at the major boating exhibition, at Excel London, to make people aware of the whaling situation in the Antarctic Southern Ocean Sanctuary for Whales. Everybody that we spoke to were angry at the Japanese deceitful scientific research con!
Today we will keep our email short as I know you have a lot on.
Our hearts and minds are with Frank, yourself and crew, may we wish you well and a safe voyage.
Please reply.
Kind Regards.
Alan Marston & Lorna Whincop

Email sent to DEFRA, UK Government 

Dear Luke,
Could you please reply to this email and the one we sent you on the 20th December 2007.
Firstly, may we all at GreenEcoPeace wish you a very happy healthy and prosperous New Year. Secondly, may we thank you for all your support and your efforts lobbying other nations which has helped to save the 50 humpback whales. We are very grateful and yes! we were successful.
Now we need to save all the whales in the Antarctic Southern Ocean whale Sanctuary, so please keep up all the pressure on Japan.
We have another 1000 whales to save in the Antarctic Southern Ocean whale Sanctuary.
The pain that a whale feels when a grenade tipped harpoon hits it, is unimaginable, it's just like you having a major operation, but without anaesthetic, think about it!
We appreciate all your efforts and it proves that working together to put pressure on Japan, can make them bow down.
We are carefully monitoring the situation and are in constant contact with a vessel in the Antarctic Southern Ocean whale Sanctuary.
Once again may we thank you.
Kind regards.
Alan Marston
Co-ordination Director

Email sent to DEFRA, UK Government 

Dear Luke,

Thank you for responding to our email and we are pleased that you are trying to work with other anti-whaling countries to put pressure on Japan to stop whaling. Britain has had a mention in the Guardian Unlimited and so has Australia regarding anti-whaling nations. Please check on the following, Japan and Australia on collision course over whaling:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/japan/story/0,,2229370,00.html
Why doesn't Britain support Australia and send an armed vessel to monitor the controversial Japanese whaling expedition in the Southern Ocean? This would show the Japanese that at last countries are prepared to stand up against them and they cannot walk all over everybody, as they seem to be doing.
Thank you for your support. Together we can win!
May we all at GreenEcoPeace wish you a happy Christmas and a very happy New Year.
Please reply to this email in a few days, if you can.
Kind regards.
Alan Marston
Co-Ordination Director
GreenEcoPeace
Email from DEFRA, UK Government 
Dear Mr Marston, I apologise for the delay in responding to your correspondence but I have been away from the office attending an international meeting over the last week. With regard to the Antarctic Treaty I thank you for your offer, however Defra itself does not deal with this area of legislation. I will pass your request on to the area of Government that does. As previously stated the UK has consistently criticized Japan for her lethal whaling operations that are authorized under special permits (so called "scientific" whaling) and urged Japan to end its scientific whaling activities. We are considering a high level diplomatic protest to the Japanese Government, following consultation with like-minded anti-whaling countries.  Yours Sincerely, Luke WarwickMarine and Freshwater BiodiversityMarine and Fisheries Directorate
Email sent to DEFRA, UK Government  
A message to DEFRA - Killing of Whales in the Antarctic Southern Ocean must Stop
Dear Luke,
It has saddened me that I have had no response to my recent emails to you. The problem that we are dealing with is extremely serious. The planet is just about to loose over 1100 whales a species that has been in the sea for over 200 million years. You have not advised me yet what you are going to do to help this situation. Have you discussed the matter with the Japanese government as now and not last year. I did point out to you that I have a copy of the original 1959 Antarctic Treaty to which in my previous email I gave comments on two issues. Certainly Japan according to the signed treaty is not allowed to kill whales in the Antarctic Southern Ocean, neither is any explosives allowed to be in this area and the harpoon guns are handgrenade tipped, which means there are also explosives on these boats as cargo. Also I understand that they are not allowed to refuel their boats in the Antarctic from a tanker, nor are they allowed to cause a discord, they certainly are in the UK and world-wide causing a major discord by their intentions to kill over 1100 whales.
Once again would you like a copy of the Antarctic Treaty.
Something needs to be done now! the UK government is a very powerful force in the world, I expect you to use it against the Japanese who are abusing their power.
Please reply immediately.
Kind regards.
Alan Marston
Co-Ordination Director
GreenEcoPeace

Email from Green Peace "The Esperanza" in the Antarctic Southern Ocean Sanctuary for Whales 
Hi Alan, I think I tracked down that other emali and sent it to you.  I'm not sure what the news is on Australia, and we can't really comment on it, as we're not in direct contact with them, so probably best to contact the Australian Dept. of Conservation for details on the movement of the Oceanic Viking. The news we hear is that there's no guns, and they haven't left Fremantle yet.

Thanks, I was aware of the Battleship Antarctica documentary - I'm actually in it, but I think I avoided a speaking part somehow. 

We're currently travelling from New Zealand to the Antarctic - we only left the South Island last Saturday, and it's quite a long trip down, and in bad weather (the weather is ALWAYS bad on the way here).

Just to let you know, if mentioning what we're doing in the media, etc., Greenpeace is the preferred spelling rather than Green Peace.

Happy New Year!

Email sent to Green Peace's ship "The Esperanza" in the Antarctic Southern Ocean Sanctuary for Whales.  
Hi,
Thank you for your email in reply to our email of 20th December 2007. Did you get our email dated 22nd December 2007? If you get chance we would be grateful if you could reply to it? in particular about the Australian ship, the Ocean Viking. Has it had it's guns removed? Has it left Australia yet?
Last night channel 4 TV showed a 1 hour documentary on the Antarctic. Most of the documentary was centred around Green Peace and the Esperanza. It was very interesting, it appeared it was taken earlier this year, as it showed the Nissin Maru just after the explosion. I heard Sara (media coordinator) read out a message to the Nissin Maru, offering help and asking them not to come back again, but they seem to have ignored your plea's and your kind offers of help and returned again this year with vengeance to kill 50 hump backs as well, but with pressure, the Japanese as you know, have had to back down. But they seem to want to kill without mercy, the Fin and Minke whales.
As we put daily pressure on the UK government, Australian and the Japanese governments to stop the Humpbacks and Fin and Minke whales being killed, we now are putting huge pressure onto these governments to stop the killings of all whales in the Antarctic Southern Ocean.
We hope you and your devoted crew enjoyed Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year.
(The food looks really good on board the Esperanza.) Just before we close, do you think you are any closer to the Japanese whaling fleet?
We feel very privileged that you reply to our emails and we thank you and we would like you to know, that we and the whole of the UK support you. Everywhere you go people are talking about the whale killings and Green Peace as never before.
Thank you.
Alan Marston & Lorna Whincop
Devoted to saving whales, dolphins, seals, the Rainforest and the environment!
  
Email from Green Peace "The Esperanza" in the Antarctic Southern Ocean Sanctuary for Whales  
Hi Alan, sorry for not getting back to you sooner, I get around 400
emails a day, it's hard to answer them all!

Yes, we know about the BBC story, thanks for telling us. We have a BBC
journalist on board the ship, that's who did the story. We've just been
watching it ourselves.

We've also heard about Sea Shepherd, who are currently in port in
Melbourne Greenpeace doesn't work with them, for obvious reasons that
you probably don't need me to go into - I'm sure Graham has brief you on
that. We also know that the helicopter is useful, but we had to leave it
behind as the parts didn't arrive in time.

Hope you had a good christmas!
Email sent to the Australian Government 

Dear Peter,

We at GreenEcoPeace and the whole of the UK, are more than grateful to your government for seriously considering sending out to the Antarctic Southern Ocean Sanctuary for Whales an armed vessel. The whole of the UK is talking about it and are fully behind you and we are all waiting to see what happens.
At last a proud nation willing to help the whales against ruthless Japanese whale killers, headed by the Nissin Maru whale factory ship in the Antarctic Southern Ocean.
We are in contact almost every day with the British government, who are very much against whale killing and they have just advised me in the last paragraph of their email the following: -  
"We are considering a high level diplomatic protest to the Japanese Government, following consultation with like-minded anti-whaling countries".
May we wish you every success and strength to carry out your courageous task.
Kind regards and thank you from all at GreenEcoPeace world-wide.
If you have time we would be grateful for an acknowledgment of this email.
Alan Marston
Co-Ordination Director
GreenEcoPeace

Email sent to Green Peace's ship "The Esperanza" in the Antarctic Southern Ocean Sanctuary for Whales. 

Hi,
How are you?
I understand you have just refuelled at Bluff, hope you got some goodies from the supermarket. Are you going to work with Sea Shepherd's helicopter? I think whatever decision, helping to save our whales is foremost and the most important thing to consider.
The Japanese must be stopped at all costs, a helicopter is vital in the search for those whale killer ships. Last night ITV gave good coverage about the whale killing in the Antarctic Southern Ocean. Green Peace had a spokes man Andy Tait, he was very good. The news said the following: 'That the Japanese would suspend humpback whaling but would not stop their scientific whaling program and would still hunt for the 50 fin whales and the 935 minke whales" (this came from a Japanese spokes man). The news also said that there had been world-wide protest and outrage over the killing of whales and apparently there had been heated debates. The Australian Ambassador Murray Mclean delivered a formal protest from 30 nations including Australia and Great Britain.
All the nations said that there was no need to kill for scientific research. The news went on to say that 16000 whales had been killed by Japan since 1986 in the Antarctic Southern Ocean.
Have the Australians removed there guns from the so called armoured vessel Ocean Viking?
Did you receive our email dated 20th December 2007? We hope you have a little time to enjoy Christmas. Find those Japanese whale killing ships and come between them.
Graham Thompson and I continuely talk over the killing of the whales in the Antarctic Southern Ocean.
Please reply as and when you can.
Kind regards.
Alan Marston & Lorna Whincop

Email sent to Green Peace's ship "The Esperanza" in the Antarctic Southern Ocean Sanctuary for Whales

Hi,

Time on BBC1 news approximately 10.20 p.m. Thursday 20th December 2007.

Email from Green Peace "The Esperanza" in the Antarctic Southern Ocean Sanctuary for Whales  

Hi Alan,
Thank you for your email. That's certainly useful that that the British
government are responding. I was off the ship for the last few days, so I'm a little behind in  my email. I shall check back and see what I've missed from you. There's no news on the whales being killed - it's not something that the whalers actually announce publically. It happens out of sight, and out of mind, which is why we're going south, to shine a light on their activities

Yes, we are familiar with the guardian story - as press officer on this
campaign, it's my job to follow the news stories. I've spent several
days taking calls from the Australian Media on the Oceanic Viking story, it's big news at this end of the world.

Stay in touch.

Email of Interest. This email came from DEFRA, UK Government
Dear Mr Marston,
Thank you for your email regarding your concern over Japanese “scientific” whaling due to commence shortly in the Southern Ocean. I have been asked to respond.Firstly, I can advise that our position on whaling is clear. The UK strongly supports the International Whaling Commission (IWC) moratorium on commercial whaling and opposes all forms of whaling, other than limited whaling operations by indigenous people for subsistence purposes, to meet a defined and substantiated need. We believe that whaling involves unacceptable cruelty, and that regulated whale watching is the only truly sustainable use of whales and other cetaceans. Our policy reflects the impact of historical whaling, which brought many whale populations to the brink of extinction. Many populations have not recovered from past overexploitation, and now face other serious man-made threats, such as pollution and climate change. The UK Government has consistently voiced its opposition to Japan over her “scientific” whaling programme.  Like most IWC members the UK does not believe that lethal scientific research can be justified - there are perfectly adequate non-lethal alternatives which could secure the information required by the IWC for stock assessment and management purposes. The whale meat and other products from this so-called “scientific” whaling are sold domestically in Japanese markets and restaurants. Such action severely hampers international efforts to conserve and protect whales, and clearly demonstrates that these programmes are driven by financial gain, rather than by science. Last year the British Ambassador to Japan, together with 26 other countries, took part in a high level diplomatic protest (demarche) to both the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japanese Fisheries Agency to protest against Japan’s programme of lethal “scientific” whaling. A demarche represents a serious and significant protest.  Demarches are a high profile and high-level weapon in diplomatic relations and Japan will know that they are not considered lightly. We have never shied away from participating and even leading diplomatic demarches against Japan to protest over their continuing participation in ‘scientific’ whaling. Japan is in no doubt of the UK’s strength of feeling over the issue.  Please be assured that the UK will continue our efforts to urge countries to end their whaling activities at every appropriate opportunity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information. 
Yours Sincerely   
Luke Warwick 
Marine and Freshwater Biodiversity DivisionMarine and Fisheries Directorate
SAMPLE EMAIL TO DEFRA, UK GOVERNMENT. 
Dear Deborah,
Thank you for your email dated 29th November 2007.
We noted the contents. One thing that we are not very happy about is your 15 day reply system. In just a few days time, the Japanese slaughter ships, along with the worlds largest whale factory ship the Nissin Maru which has a crew of 239, will be in the Antarctic Southern Ocean whale Sanctuary, slaughtering scores of whales including whales with babies and pregnant whales. When they've finished their slaughtering, approximately 1100 innocent whales will be dead and many more so severely injured that they will die a lingering death.
The Labour party and poor Mr Gordon Brown, has had a rough ride recently, now you have a real chance to get the British public on your side. Persuade the Japanese to turn back their ships. Tell them that the world and UK is now monitoring their movements. Tell them that the Japanese will get UK and world respect, if they turn their ships back. Tell the Japanese the meaning of the word Sanctuary! Tell the Japanese that the world knows of their deceitful actions of going to the Antarctic under the pretence of scientific research.
The public is wise, they know that the killing of 1100 whales is to eat them and sell their meat to Sushi bars and retailers, etc. throughout Japan. If the Labour Government can get the Japanese slaughter ships to turn back or send a patrol boat to the Antarctic, the publicity for the Labour Government, in the UK and world-wide, would be enormous.
Because of the seriousness of this matter, which is now capturing the hearts and minds of the British public, we would appreciate you acting immediately. Saving the whales in the Southern Ocean Antarctic Sanctuary region is all that matters.
We would ask you for a reply as soon as possible to this email.
Thank you.
Kind regards.
Alan Marston
Co-Ordination Director
GreenEcoPeace
EMAIL OF INTEREST. THIS EMAIL CAME FROM DEFRA, UK GOVERNMENT
Dear Mr Marston
Just to confirm that your email was received and logged onto our system. Replies are generally issued within 15 working days of receipt.
Regards
Deborah Wells
Senior Private Secretary to Jonathan Shaw MP
Defra Minister for Marine, Landscape & Rural Affairs and Minister for the South East
Room 6.50
Nobel House
17 Smith Square
London SW1P 3JR

SAMPLE EMAIL TO DEFRA, UK GOVERNMENT OR EMAIL OF INTEREST 

Dear Jonathan,

We would be very grateful for a reply to our last email dated 21st November copy attached.
We treat whales being cruelly slaughtered in a whale sanctuary extremely serious and as the UK is against whaling we would like to know what pressure you are putting on Japan regarding this serious matter.
We urgently await your reply.
Kind regards.
Alan Marston
Co-Ordination Director
GreenEcoPeace

SAMPLE EMAIL TO DEFRA, UK GOVERNMENT OR EMAIL OF INTEREST 

Dear Jonathan,

Well done in your principled opposition to the Japanese whaling expedition. Please keep it up, we're counting on you. How can we help? Surely there's something more the government can do? We can't let 50 humpback, 50 fin and 935 minke whales be slaughtered in a whale sanctuary. The Antarctic treaty sanctuary region for whales in the southern ocean means sanctuary! as laid down by IWC and CITIES. The deceit of the Japanese going into the Antarctic southern ocean whale sanctuary under the name and pretence of scientific research is scandalous and appalling.
Why slaughter and destroy almost 1100 whales for scientific research?
The British people are up in arms about it, here is a quote from Dr David Taylor a specialist Zoo vet, this can be seen on our web site www.GreenEcoPeace.org under heading Whales. Speaking on the Jeremy Vine radio show on 19th November 2007, Dr David Taylor said, 'whale meat is not a by product in Japan, it's the main reason why the Japanese go out to slaughter whales" and as you know, world-wide, there can be no commercial whaling. Dr David Taylor also went on to say "it's scandalous, what scientific research? where are the results? where is the scientific benefits? there are certainly no results in the scientific journals or anything like it!
Please Jonathan we are relying on you. Put pressure on Japan, stop this whale slaughter, this is a very serious situation.
Looking forward to your reply.
Kind regards and good luck.

SAMPLE EMAIL TO DEFRA, UK GOVERNMENT OR EMAIL OF INTEREST

Dear Jonathan,

It worries me terribly that almost 1100 whales living now will be painful and cruelly slaughtered by the Japanese in an actual whale sanctuary, in the Antarctic Southern Ocean. It's unbearable to even think about it and to go under the pretence of scientific research, I'm shocked and horrified that the Japanese can get away with it. The only reason the Japanese are going to kill the whales is to eat them, no science!
I thought that there was a whale ban on commercial whaling and an Antarctic Sanctuary, to keep the whales safe.
We need your help Jonathan to stop this dreadful slaughter happening, before its to late.
Please do something, the whole of the UK will be so grateful to you, if you can try.
Thank you.
Yours sincerely
SAMPLE EMAIL TO JAPAN 
IT'S TIME TO STOP!
Dear Mr Koizumi,
Your country had a dreadful name from torturing our soldiers in the war. You are now torturing the British people with the very thought of executing 50 humpback whales, 50 fin whales and 935 minke whales and no doubt more whales.
Why do you lie? and execute whales under the deceit of scientific research! Why don't you call your whaling executing ships back now? and show the world that Japan has changed?
On the TV and Radio in the UK, Japan and your intentions to slaughter all these whales, has turned public opinion against you and they condemn you. A person on the radio announced, that people in the UK should boycott Japanese's goods. Is that what you want?
A whale has feelings as a mammal, just like you. The whales are close families, when one member of their family (pod) is killed it causes huge sadness and stress to the others, but of course you wouldn't worry about that would you! you arrogantly say, that you are only killing a few out of many whales. There are many people in Japan, if someone killed your wife or child or mother who are also mammals, would you say, there are many people in Japan, it doesn't really matter about killing my family. I think you would probably say just that!
Remember nature never forgets! Remember what happened to and on the Nissin Maru in March this year 2007!
Get out of this vile business, show the world that Japan has changed, look your family in the eye and say "WE CAN'T KILL ANY WHALES ANY MORE", THEIR MAMMALS JUST LIKE US!
Thank you for your time it has taken to read this email.
Yours sincerely

All the Emails listed below were sent out continually upto the ending of the IWC (International Whaling Commission) meeting which ended 31st May 2007 in Anchorage, Alaska. These emails were then continually sent out, upto the ending of the United  National Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species or CITES Meeting, which ended 6th June 2007 in Holland. The following emails can be emails of interest or sample emails.

Dear Mr Miliband (now Jonathan Shaw DEFRA, UK Government)

We are deeply concerned regarding the capturing and slaughtering of whales, in particular in the crystal clear waters of the Antarctic treaty sanctuary region of the Southern Ocean. We understand that it is Japan’s intention to hunt and kill 50 Humpback Whales. Under no circumstances must this be allowed. Endangered means endangered. The Antarctic is a sanctuary for whales and not a slaughter house for whales.

All the oceans of the world should be a sanctuary for whales. We are all relying on you to stop this whale slaughter. Please take serious diplomatic action to ensure that the International Whaling Commission is in favour of whale protection and conservation.

Good luck to you Mr Miliband and please fight hard for the whales, they are also relying on you.

Kind regards.


GreenEcoPeace

We won at the IWC and CITES and defeated Japan, all commerical whaling in the world to be outlawed. But now Japan deceitfully is heading back (27 November 2007) to the Antarctic Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary under the deceitful pretence of Scientific Research. (see whale section) You can still use the general idea of this email to email DEFRA


These emails were sent out before and during the IWC meeting in Anchorage, Alaska on a daily basis.


Dear Sir or Madam,

We are outraged by the annual brutal slaughter of whales. The images of slaughter and the bloody red waters clearly shows the world that (respective country) has little respect for the state of the world's oceans and for the conservation of the marine resources. If you had respect you would vote against research and commercial whaling. We urgently and respectfully ask that you vote against whaling.

Many scientific studies show that the oceans are in decline. We must all take whatever action is necessary to stop the over exploitation and to protect the creatures that live in them.

We ask (respective country) respectfully that you permanently and immediately renounce whaling.

Until (respective country) renounces their support for whaling, we will tell the world how disrespectful and dishonourable (respective country) is to whales.



Thank you.



Yours sincerely,





GreenEcoPeace



This sample email was sent to over 30 For Whaling Countries.


These emails were sent out before and during the IWC meeting in Anchorage, Alaska on a daily basis.


Dear Sir or Madam,

Are you going to give your vote to murder a whale? A whale is a highly intelligent mammal just like you. Take a deep breath before you vote and for once in your life do a good deed for nature and vote against whale murder.

Remember nature never forgets.



Thank you.



GreenEcoPeace


This sample email was sent to over 30 For Whaling Countries.



These emails were sent out before and during the IWC meeting in Anchorage, Alaska on a daily basis.


URGENT



Dear Sir or Madam,



If you agree with Japan, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, South Korea, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and others killing whales you are agreeing to murder as a whale mammal is the same as you. You are a mammal.



Remember a whale feeds its young with milk as does a human and remember a harpoon knife going into a whale is the same screaming pain as a person putting a knife through you.



Take a deep breath, think again, and vote against whaling.



Remember nature never forgets.



You can replace money but you cannot ever replace life.







GreenEcoPeace


This sample email was sent to over 30 For Whaling Countries.


These emails were sent out before and during the IWC meeting in Anchorage, Alaska on a daily basis.



Dear Sir or Madam,

If you agree with whale slaughter you have signed the death certificate for thousands of whales.

It will be on your conscious for the rest of your life.

Remember nature never forgets.

Vote against whaling and do your good deed.

GreenEcoPeace


This sample email was sent to over 30 For Whaling Countries


These emails were sent out before and during the IWC meeting in Anchorage, Alaska on a daily basis.



Dear Sir or Madam,



This is your last chance to clear your conscious. Take a deep breath before you vote and for once in your life do a good deed for nature and vote against hunting and slaughtering whales.



Remember nature never forgets.



GreenEcoPeace


This sample email was sent to over 30 For Whaling Countries.

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