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Anti-Whaling Society, pour la fin de la chasse à la baleine

Anti Whaling Society (AWS) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to the end of whaling everywhere on Planet Earth.

AWS got its name from the Anti Slavery Society founded in 1823 by William Wilberforce and Thomas Clarkson to fight for the abolition of slavery in the British Empire which was achieved ten years later by the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833. A successor organization was formed in 1839 to fight for global abolition. Today it has become Anti-Slavery International.

AWS sees its mission as the abolition of whaling instead of slavery, with the difference that slavery put free people in chains, while whaling kills them.

As one of its arguments against whaling, AWS points at the majority opinion of the scientific community in regard to the extraordinary complexity of the brains and of the behavior of many cetacean species.

PROTEST IN PARIS, FRANCE

On Sunday, June 16th, a Blue Scarves protest was held in front of the Monument to Peace near the Tower Eiffel.
This was a symbolic location to protest against the decision by the evil triangle ABE/NIKAI/HAMADA to commit the Japanese government to re-start commercial whale killing in Japanese waters.

 

The following three LDP politicians are elected by the following whaling electoral districts:
SHINZO ABE in Yamaguchi
TOSHIHIRO NIKAI in Wakayama
YASUKAZU HAMADA in Chiba
One poster accused them of betraying their country and their co-citizens and give priority to their selfish political interests.
Another poster accused them to poison school children by distributing “free” whale meat ( in fact paid by taxpayers money) with concentrations of mercury and PCBs much higher than the maximum recommended by the Ministry of Health.
Several posters accused them of murder and genocide of non-human persons. These posters reflect the position of the AAAS.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, which is the largest scientific organization in the world, held a symposium during their 2012 annual meeting titled: “Declaration of Rights of Cetaceans. Ethical and Policy Implications of Intelligence”.
One of their conclusion was that “cetaceans are “non-human persons, “ should be seen as “beyond use” by humans and have “moral standing” as individuals. It is, therefore, ethically indefensible to kill, injure or keep these beings captive for human purposes.

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Baleines, Cétacés

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