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Japan insisted Friday that it no longer whales, an endangered species, in international waters, but is accused of violating a wildlife treaty by allowing the marketing of stocks of killed whales in the past years.
Whale hunting: Japan under pressure
17 August 2019
Japanese fishermen have set sail to hunt whales commercially for the first time in more than three decades after Tokyo’s controversial decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission.
Japan resumes commercial whaling for the first time in 30 years
1 July 2019
Canada has made it illegal to catch and hold whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity.
Canada passes ‘Free Willy’ bill to ban captivity of whales and dolphins
11 June 2019
The European Parliament has finally given its consent to the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (JEEPA), which unfortunately is a missed opportunity to advance the protection of animals.
EU-Japan Trade Agreement is a fact, despite weak provisions on animal welfare
12 December 2018
This week, the objective of the EU is clear: to show the world – and the US – that rules-based free trade works.
EU and Japan sign JEEPA amidst crisis over whaling
18 July 2018
In December 2017, the European Commission announced that it had finalised the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (JEEPA) and released a series of agreed texts.
The missed opportunity of the EU-Japan Free Trade agreement
11 January 2018
The Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (JEEPA) provides an opportunity to discuss contentious issues such as whaling or the use of animals in cosmetic testing, and to adopt strong commitments to improve animal welfare standards in general.
Promising outlook for animal welfare in Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement
7 July 2017
Every year the North Atlantic turns into a red sea as Faroese carry on the ‘grindadráp’, a cruel tradition which involves driving cetaceans into bays before severing their spinal cords with knives, resulting in a slow and extremely painful death.
Action against the killing of pilot whales in Faroe Islands
28 January 2014