You may have heard the shocking news that Icelandic endangered fin whale meat is ending up in dog food in Japan. What you may not know is that this is a result of the shrinking market for whale meat. Simply put, most people in Japan do not eat whale meat, and the sales are at an all-time low (see graph). It seems the only customers the industry can find are precisely those that cannot say no to whale meat.
If you want to take action, sign this petition by Avaaz to stop the the hunt before it starts, by blocking the transfer of the meat through the Netherlands. If the Dutch authorities refuse to allow the docking and transfer of the boat full of illegal whale meat in their port, this could stop the hunt altogether!