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The following protest is to the Fisheries Minister Suh Kyu Yong and the Environment Minister Yoo Young Sook of South Korea, the Korean IWC delegation leader Park Jeong Seok, and the Ambassador of South Korea in Berlin,Mr. Tae-Young Moon

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Cher C. (1462)
Friday July 20, 2012, 8:59 am


The following protest is (in English version) to the Fisheries Minister Suh Kyu Yong and the Environment Minister Yoo Young Sook of South Korea, the Korean IWC delegation leader Park Jeong Seok, and the Ambassador of South Korea in Berlin, Mr. Tae-Young Moon.

No hidden whaling in South Korea!

Dear Sir, With great concern I have heard that South Korea at the last meeting of the International Whaling Commission has announced (IWC) in early July, once again trying to catch whales - now under the guise of alleged "science". According to latest news your government has been taken away from these plans. I congratulate your government that it has finally made ​​the right decision and that it respects the whaling moratorium. Now I ask you, however, politely close the last whaling loophole in your country - the sale of whale products from an alleged "bycatch" of fishing. In South Korea's opening statement to the IWC argues that the Zwergwalbestände had fully recovered and the Fishermen increasingly compete with the whales were. This accusation is not new - we've already heard this from Japan and Iceland - although this argument was refuted long ago and extensively by scientists. What makes Korea's plans even more worrying is that the proposed hunting of minke whales, even endangered and strictly protected J stock would be affected. currently die each year 50-100 whales ostensibly as "bycatch" of the Korean Fisheries. I very much regret that your government allows the sale of these whales, which can bring up to 25,000 euros at auction - a sum which encourages fishermen to catch in the future to prevent. The announcement of your government, again trying to hunt whales has triggered an international outcry of dismay. I hereby ask you politely to continue to respect the whaling moratorium, and consequently, are now also prohibit the sale of whale products from an alleged catch. Whales need a rigorous and consistent protection because they are suffering already been under the habitat destruction, toxin exposure, littering, noise and climate change. Sincerely,


. (0)
Friday July 20, 2012, 9:05 am
n&s..thanks for the translation Cher and I hope all loopholes are closed so there is no longer hidden whaling in S. Korea. Don't have much faith-but one can hope

Jason S. (50)
Friday July 20, 2012, 9:16 am

Nancy Roussy (79)
Friday July 20, 2012, 9:43 am
Signed and noted, thank you!

Divergent revolution (328)
Friday July 20, 2012, 11:13 am
got it. Thanks for google translate.
and of course,ty Cher

Constance F. (429)
Friday July 20, 2012, 11:24 am
Signed ~ thank you !

Past Member (0)
Friday July 20, 2012, 11:24 am
Signed and Noted.
Thank you for the translation

Gabriela C. (109)
Friday July 20, 2012, 11:57 am
Signed. Thanks Cher!

Lisa Neste (751)
Friday July 20, 2012, 2:04 pm
Vielen Dank für Ihre Teilnahme an unserer aktuellen Protestaktion. Damit helfen Sie, den angeblichen "Beifang" von Walen in Südkorea zu verringern.

Thanks Cher.

Nyack Clancy (540)
Friday July 20, 2012, 2:08 pm
Noted and signed- thank you

liu wai ling (10)
Friday July 20, 2012, 5:35 pm
Signed thanks

Erin R. (170)
Friday July 20, 2012, 7:22 pm

Regina P. (67)
Friday July 20, 2012, 7:24 pm

Carol H. (229)
Friday July 20, 2012, 7:53 pm
signed and noted

liu wai ling (10)
Friday July 20, 2012, 9:07 pm
Noted thanks Cher

Marie W. (67)
Friday July 20, 2012, 9:18 pm

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (43)
Friday July 20, 2012, 10:36 pm

Victoria Pohrebna (281)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 2:06 am

Rich Blue (72)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 3:50 am

. (0)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 5:39 am
Signed. Thanks Cher

Michela m. (4049)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 8:13 am

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 8:37 am
Noted and signed.

Kay M. (345)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 9:22 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 9:35 am

Vicky P. (476)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 3:07 pm
signed and noted

. (0)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 1:56 am
Signed - thx u Cher

Joe R. (190)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 5:38 am
Signed and noted.

naomi cohen (44)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 7:00 pm
signed, noted and disgusted.

Wednesday August 22, 2012, 5:12 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Cher.

Wendy F. (46)
Monday September 10, 2012, 9:20 am
Bruce and Wendy signed.
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