Days to stop the whale massacre

To Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and State Secretary for Economic Affairs Sharon Dijksma:

As a signatory to the International Convention to Regulate Whaling, we call on you to immediately prohibit the transit of whale meat through Dutch ports and to help end the global trade in whales. Your decision will set a precedent that could save the Fin whales and help stop whaling in Europe.

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Posted: 29 May 2013
Fin whales are magical giants of the sea. But in days, over 180 of these endangered species are set to be slaughtered by one tycoon and his buddies whose summer hobby is to harpoon them, chop them up and ship their meat through the Netherlands to Japan for dog food!

There is one way to stop the hunt before it starts -- you can’t dock a boat full of illegal whale carcasses just anywhere. German and Finnish authorities have shunned the shameful trade. Now, the Dutch are the linchpin. They care deeply about their reputation as environmental leaders, and are hoping this bloody trade won’t get any global attention. But if we expose it now and demand the Dutch authorities refuse the transfer of whale meat in their port, we can stop the whale massacre!

We have to act fast -- the whaling ships are due to start the hunt next week. Sign now and tell everyone to join -- let's build a one million strong campaign to Prime Minister Mark Rutte now warning him that we will create a media storm with giant whales on his doorstep unless he stops the transfer in Dutch docks.

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