URGENT PLEASE, PLEASE STOP COMMERCIAL WHALING !

Dear Caring friends,

This year’s annual International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting , the first in Japan in nine years, has begun with scientific committee discussions from April 25 in Shimonoseki, Japan.  The plenary meeting is to be held from May 20-24, 2002.  There will be delegations from the 43 nations to vote to decide whales’ final fate whether to pass the resumption of the cruel, bloody world Commercial Whaling again. Japan and Norway, as ever, are pressing for an end to the IWC’s ban on commercial whaling .

The Japan and Norway have been using tricks, lies, threats, for example: buying the votes from IWC members in the attempt to resume the commercial whaling in the world. See:

http://www.greenpeace.org/ ,

http://www.stopwhalingnow.com/page.asp?id=735

http://www.seashepherd.org/campaigns/japan/japan41202.html

http://www.seashepherd.org/campaigns/japan/japan1.html

http://www.seashepherd.org/campaigns/japan/japan3502.html

Japan Launches New PR Campaign - “Save Them, Eat Them” .

see:  http://www.ifaw.org/page.asp?unitid=554

Japan to Import Norwegian Whale Meat could be as early as May, 2002.

All of the news regarding the whaling can be viewed from  :

http://news.lycos.com/news/search.asp?searchFor=news&q=whaling

http://www.ens-news.com/ens/mar2002/2002L-03-06-03.html

http://www.ifaw.org/page.asp?unitid=364 ,

http://www.ecop.info

http://www.seashepherd.org/

http://www.usagainstwhaling.org/whales.htm

54th IWC Annual Meeting :

http://www.iwcoffice.org/2002_meeting.htm

http://www.iwcoffice.org/timetable.htm#Top

The fate of  great, gentle giants is in your hands now !

PLEASE WRITE IT NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE !  The SAMPLE LETTER and all of the CONTACT information listed below.  You may write your own letter if you wish.  Every Contact is very important to reach.

SAMPLE LETTER : (Please put your name and address at the BEGINNING and END of your letter .).

From:   Your name,

            Your Address,

            City, State, Zip code

            U.S. Constituent or U.S. Voters (if you live in U.S.)

            Country

Dear Mr. President,

We are very concerned about the plight of great whales.

Japan and Norway are greatly pushing for Commercial whaling .

The 54th year’s IWC meeting now is held in Shimonoseki, Japan .

It will decide whether to resume the bloody Commercial whaling .

While over 1,500 students from eight top Chinese universities in Beijing voluntarily signed their names on three banners expressing the message of “Opposing ‘Scientific’ Whaling and Protecting Global Whales” last week , we must not fall behind in the humanity and the peace.  ( http://www.enn.com/direct/display-release.asp?id=6686 )

Therefore, as concerned constituents, we would like to make following urgent REQUESTS to you  , please :

1:  PLEASE HELP TO STOP THE RESUMPTION OF

THE VERY CRUEL COMMERCIAL WHALING IN IWC MEETING IN A FEW DAYS :

The Japan has been using tricks, lies, money to buy the votes from IWC members in the attempt to resume the world commercial whaling .

2:  PLEASE STOP JAPAN & NORWAY EACH COUNTRY IS NOW

KILLING 500-700 WHALES EACH YEAR BY USING “SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH”  AS AN EXCUSE  FOR COMMERCIAL WHALING  :

The Japanese recent expanded “scientific” whaling program conducted by the Government of Japan, which now includes the killing of the endangered sei whale, and also the decision to reopen trade in whale parts with Norway.  The Japanese government sponsored program for killing whales is nothing but commercial whaling in disguise.

3:  PLEASE STOP  RMS (REVISED MANAGEMENT SCHEME) WHICH IS THE SCHEME TO RESUME THE COMMERCIAL WHALING : This is the masterpiece of former Vice President Gore. In an exchange of missiles for whales, Gore had completely ignored the protection of whales irregardless of the objection from the world.

4:  PLEASE HELP TO DEVELOP WHALE WATCHING BUSINESS TO REPLACE THE WHALE KILLING BUSINESS IN ALL COUNTRIES WHO KILL WHALES. Time is essence.  We would be very grateful to you for your compassion and help for the plight of the world giant majestic whales.

Sincerely,

Your name,

your address,

City, State, Zip

U.S. Constituents (or U.S. Voters, if you live in U.S.)

Country

CONTACT INFORMATION : There are 8 major categories of the Contacts. EVERY CONTACT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO REACH. Please put your name and detail address at the BEGINNING and End of your letter.  Please sign as Constituent(s) or Voter(s), if you live in U.S. when you write to U.S. Officials :

1: CONTACT PRESIDENT BUSH :

Please address to: Dear Mr. President ,

Tel:   202-456-1414, Press 1 to Leave a message  or Stay on the line

         to talk to Operator between  9am-5pm Eastern time.

Fax:  202-456-2461      (in U.S.A.)

White House Website:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ EMAIL :  president@whitehouse.gov   (@whitehouse.gov  )

SPECIAL NOTE: please place following short list in “BCC”  field, please !

 

Please also BCC your letter to the key Cabinet members :

Copy the following list and paste the list to BCC field in your email Note:  it must have comma between addresses.

first.lady@whitehouse.gov ,

DEvans@doc.gov,

whitman.christine@epamail.epa.gov,

ann.veneman@usda.gov ,

agsec@usda.gov,

gale_norton@ios.doi.gov ,

Secretary@state.gov,

The.Secretary@hq.doe.gov,

mpowell@fcc.gov,

kabernat@fcc.gov,

mcopps@fcc.gov,

kjmweb@fcc.gov,

Rod.Paige@ed.gov ,

adela.backiel@usda.gov ,

contactustr@ustr.gov ,

hhsmail@os.dhhs.gov ,

contact-oasp@dol.gov ,

askpublicaffairs@state.gov,

webadmin.hchr@unog.ch,

dosref@uic.edu ,

taharallys@state.gov ,

USUNHostCountry@state.gov

oigwebmaster@state.gov

2:   CONTACT IWC(International Whaling Commission),  NOW :

It is very urgent to contact the IWC Secretary who is in Japan now :

Please address to : Dear Honorable IWC Secretary Nicky Grandy,

The Honorable  IWC Secretary,

Dr. Nicky Grandy,

It is very imporant to make a phone call to Secretary of IWC now When call, please ask them to pass your message to Dr. Grandy, the Secretary of IWC :

Tel:  011-81-832-291016     (if you call from U.S.)

(note: 011 is the international code if call from U.S.

81 is the country code for Japan.

Japan is 14 hours ahead of the U.S. Central time.  If you call from outside of U.S., please contact your telephone operator about how to call to Japan. )

Fax:  011-81-832-291017   (if you sending fax from U.S.)

Email:  secretariat@iwcoffice.org ,     (@iwcoffice.org )

           iwc@iwcoffice.org ,               (@iwcoffice.org  )

  ( note: please send emails to the above two addressess .) ( Note: if you have any more questions , you may contact IWC headquarter at UK : Tel: +44 (0)1223 233971 )

3  :  Contact : U.S. Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans :

PLEASE BE POLITE WHEN CONTACT Secretary of Commerce.

Note: The Commerce Department has power to stop RMS .  Therefore, it is very imporant to MAKE A CALL to Secretary of Commerce for the above requests.

Please address to : Dear Honorable Secretary of Commerce Evans,

Tel: 202-482-2112     (in U.S.A )

Fax: 202-482-2741    (in U.S.A.)

4 :  IT IS  IMPORTANT TO CONTACT /CALL U.S. SECRETARY OF  STATE COLIN POWELL :

PLEASE BE ABSOLUTELY POLITE  !

Please Address to :

Honorable Secretary of State,

Sectary of State,

U.S. Department of State

Washington, D.C. 20520    U.S.A.

 

a:  Tel: 202-647-6575,   Please call during the DAY to talk to operator

or press  X 3,  X1, then leave your message..

b:  Tel:  202-647-4000, Please politely ask Switchboard Operator to

transfer you to the Comment line.

c:  Tel:  202-647-5302 ,

d:  Tel:  202-647-5150

e:  FAX : 202-261-8577     (in U.S. )

f:  EMAIL Addresses :

    AskPublicAffairs@state.gov,     (@state.gov   )

    secretary@state.gov ,                (@state.gov   )

taharallys@state.gov ,

USUNHostCountry@state.gov

oigwebmaster@state.gov

5:   CONTACT  the WWF (“WORLD WILDLIFE FUND” ) :

While WWF has annual budget nearly 100 million dollars,

however, WWF has been advocating for commercial whaling especially the head of  WWF Japan. Unless the World Wildlife Fund International speaks out loud in condemning this outrageous sellout by Shigeki Komori, they will be considered as complying with this position.  (http://www.seashepherd.org/campaigns/japan/japan41202.html    )

Please CALL/EMAIL/FAX  a letter  to the President of WWF politely :

a: Ask her to REPLACE  Shigeki Komori now, the Head of WWF in Japan :

b: Ask her to OPPOSE  resumption of the cruel, bloody Commercial

Whaling. as well as Japanese and Norwagion „Scientific Whaling“.

c: Tell her : If WWF continue to sell out whales, then you would advise

all of your members, friends to stop donating to WWF due to the world strong objection to fund for advocating to kill whales.

The President of  WWF,

Ms. Kathryn Fuller,

Email:   kathryn.fuller@wwfus.org     (@wwfus.org  )

Fax: 202-293-9211    (in U.S. )

Tel:  202-293-4800,    (in U.S. , Please ask to transfer to Ms. Fuller .

Address: 1250 Twenty-Fourth Street, NW

Suite # 500 , Washington , DC  20037 USA

6:  IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO CONTACT  IWC COMMISSIONERS NOW :  EMAIL/CALL/FAX TO ALL OF THEM AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.

Please write to ALL of the IWC Representatives if you can, especially the IWC representative in your country. The contact info. for all members are :

First , please send an Email to the following list which contains

about half of the complete IWC  Commissioners :

Please Copy the following list and Paste into BCC field in your Email.  Then put your other different  Email address  in the TO field Before you hit Send,  please carefully check everything correctly !  It must have a comma between the addresses in BCC field.

Please address to : Dear IWC Commissioner,

psplanning@candw.ag,

howard.bamsey@ea.gov.au,

andrea.nouak@bmu.gv.at,

hadil@mre.gov.br,

henfis@um.dk,

esko.jaakkola@vyh.fi,

opw@iol.ie,

gambrosio@politicheagricole.it,

mexuk@easynet.co.uk,

musee@oceano.org,

f.h.j.von.der.assen@n.agro.nl,

jmclay@mclay.co.nz,

ressurs@ud.dep.telemax.no,

agricop@omantel.net.om,

mlouw@sfri.wcape.gov.za,

tourism@caribsurf.com,

adminag@candw.lc,

bo.fernholm@nrm.se,

Thomas.Althaus@bvet.admin.ch,

fishii@fish.maff.gsi.gov.uk,

Michael.Tillman@noaa.gov

7:  CONTACT  IWC COMMISSIONERS WHO HAVE NO

EMAIL ADDRESS : Please click the following sites to CALL/FAX :

Again, please address to : Dear Commissioner,

http://www.breach.org/page109.html

http://www.breach.org/page110.html

http://www.breach.org/page111.html

http://www.breach.org/page112.html

8:  IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO CONTACT

Japanese Officials as well as the Japanese media NOW  :

a:  First of all , please contact Japan Prime Minister :

Email address for Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi, Junichiro:

NOTE : due to the size limitation, please send a very short message with KEY POINTS to him.    PLEASE BE POLITE !!!

Please let him know that you start to BOYCOTT all of the Japanese products especially Japanese CARS, ELECTRONICS etc. until Japan stops killing whales and stop trading with Norway for the whale parts due to the fact that you can not contribute your money to help Japan to kill whales.  Then ask him : Please STOP KILLING WHALES and STOP TRADE WITH NORWAY FOR WHALES PARTS.

Prime Minster’s Email:

http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/forms/comment.html

Please address to: Dear Honorable Prime Minister Koizumi,

Fax. 011-81-3-5511-8855

(Note: 011 is the international code if you dial from USA,

81 is the country code for Japan. )

b:  Contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by telephone or Email

if you can  :   Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

2-2-1 Kasumigaseki,

Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8919 Japan

Tel:  +81-03-3580-3311

( if you dial from US, dial: 011-81-03-3580-3311 )

E-mail: webmaster@mofa.go.jp   (@mofa.go.jp   )

 

c  Contact the Japanese Embassy in your Country :

click following site then click your country and find out their phone

number, fax number and Email address:

Please click all of the Consulates and Embassy in your country

to find out all of their „Contact“ information :

http://www.mofa.go.jp/about/emb_cons/mofaserv.html

d :  Contact Japan Ministry of the Environment :

Email:  moe@env.go.jp    (@env.go.jp    )

e : Contact Japan Fisheries Agency;

FAX :  81-335-02-0794

(if you dial from USA, it should be: 011-81-335-02-0794 )

Email:   white56@maff.go.jp  (@maff.go.jp    )

f : Send an email to other ministers :

Please Copy the following short list of Japanese other minister addresses and Paste into the BCC field, then put your other email address in the TO field.   Please address to : Dear Minister,

kouhou@jinji.go.jp ,

oto.bb@mfs.cao.go.jp,

chans.bg@mfs.cao.go.jp ,

opinions@soumu.go.jp ,

webmaster@mlit.go.jp ,

jec@jec.go.jp ,

prd@info.boj.or.jp ,

 

g :  Write to the Japanese Media:

The following are some of the Japanese media :

Please Copy the following list and Paste into the BCC field in your email.   Then put your other email address in the TO field.   It must have comma between addresses.

PLEASE POLITELY ASK THEM TO STOP JAPANESE GOVERNMENT TO SPONSOR THE KILLING OF WHALES.  TELL THEM IT IS IMMORAL, INJUSTICE AND CRUEL.

TELL THEM YOU WILL BOYCOTT ALL OF THE JAPANESE PRODUCTS UNTIL THEY STOP SUCH CRUEL, BARBARIC BEHAVIOR.

Please address to : Dear Editor ,

webmaster@mofa.go.jp  ,

moe@env.go.jp ,

kouhou@jinji.go.jp ,

oto.bb@mfs.cao.go.jp,

chans.bg@mfs.cao.go.jp ,

opinions@soumu.go.jp ,

webmaster@mlit.go.jp ,

jec@jec.go.jp ,

opinion@japantimes.co.jp ,

dy@yominet.ne.jp,

mdn@mainichi.co.jp,

ecntct@nikkei.co.jp ,

weekly@tokyo.nikkei.co.jp ,

ceditor@kyodonews.or.jp ,

webmaster@mofa.go.jp ,

opinion@japantimes.co.jp,

ikimono@sci.nhk.or.jp ,

tv-youth@mpt.go.jp ,

intl@pr.nhk.or.jp ,

webmaster@nab.or.jp,

gr@radio.nhk.or.jp ,

shin-asia@prog.fukuoka.nhk.or.jp,

asia2000@sat.nhk.or.jp ,

future@nhk.or.jp  ,

ikimono@sci.nhk.or.jp ,

intlprog@ntv.co.jp,

english@best.tbs.co.jp ,

info@intl.nhk.or.jp,

rj@intl.nhk.or.jp ,

tms-zap2it@tribune.com,

tv@zap2it.com ,

tv@zap2it.com ,

movies@zap2it.com ,

Feedback@Zap2it.com ,

webmaster@yomiuri.co.jp,

inpb2@mx.asahi-np.co.jp ,

mdn@mainichi.co.jp ,

friday@mainichi.co.jp ,

mdn@mainichi.co.jp ,

h_nishimura@mbx.mainichi.co.jp ,

weekly@mainichi.co.jp,

ecntct@nikkei.co.jp ,

weekly@tokyo.nikkei.co.jp ,

overseas@japantimes.co.jp ,

editoradm@japantimes.co.jp,

web@japantimes.co.jp,

ceditor@kyodonews.or.jp,

rowhoop@nies.go.jp,

amychavez@mailexcite.com,

ningenkz@mail.wbs.ne.jp,

poetrymignon@hotmail.com,

opinion@japantimes.co.jp,

jtsales@japantimes.co.jp,

overseas@japantimes.co.jp,

jtad@japantimes.co.jp,

editoradm@japantimes.co.jp,

web@japantimes.co.jp,

kouhou@jinji.go.jp ,

sakikawa@usa.asahi.com,

asahi-uk@ma.kew.net,

t-hamagu@gd6.so-net.ne.jp,

medialee@aol.com,

monitor.interpress@hipernet.com.br,

rlerena@congresosint.com.ar,

cquijas@towmar.com,

staylor@publicitas.com,

permedia-frankfurt@permedia-germany.com,

triservice-paris@publicitas.com,

info@triservice.ch,

ppn-milan@publicitas.com,

ppn-vienna@publicitas.com,

aeriksson@publicitas.com,

publicosmos@consultant.com,

publihel@netor.gr,

sshoo@publicitas.com,

agcheng@po.jaring.my,

major@asiaaccess.net.th,

marisa.chen@hk.hongkong.com,

lkevin3m@ms17.hinet.net,

media@parplan.com ,

bowman@kiwilink.com

Thanks so much for your compassion & urgent help for whales plight.