The Global Whale Alliance opposes the resumption of commercial whaling. We hereby express our profound opposition to the completion and adoption of the International Whaling Commission's Revised Management Scheme (RMS) that will inevitably result in the lifting of the global moratorium on commercial whaling.

We believe there are a growing number of ethical, political, legal, environmental and scientific arguments that support our view that the commercial hunting of whales cannot be justified in the 21st century.

Commercial whaling poses an unnecessary and unacceptable risk both to the health and recovery of surviving whale populations and the people who consume whale products.

The Global Whale Alliance calls for a coalition of non-governmental organisations, governments, scientists and members of the public to oppose the RMS; to support the continuation and strengthening of the commercial whaling moratorium; and support the vital research necessary to quantify and address both the serious environmental threats to whales and the health risks to people that eat whale products.


Global Whale Alliance signatories

Organisation & Country Organisation & Country
Action for Animals - USA ASMS - Switzerland
ADDA - Spain Association for the Coral Environment (ACE) - Bahamas
Advocates for Animals - UK Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - USA
African Conservation Foundation - South Africa B.R.E.E.F - Bahamas
Ambiente e Fauna - Italy Beauty Without Cruelty - South Africa
AMEDEA - Mexico Beaver Zoological Gardens and Reptile Rescue Ltd - UK
American Anti-Vivisection Society - USA Blaikiewell Animal Sanctuary - UK
American Cetacean Society - USA Blue Voice - USA
Animal Aid - UK Brent Pressure Group to Save Whales - UK
Animal Alliance - UK Calgary Animal Rights Coalition - Canada
Animal Alliance of Canada - Canada Campaign Whale - UK
Animal and Nature Conservation Fund - Italy Captive Animals Protection Society  - UK
Animal Freedom - Netherlands Cetacea Defence - UK
Animal Frontline - USA Cetacean Celebration - USA
Animal Liberation Inc - Australia Cetacean Studies Institute - Australia
Animal Rescue - Australia Cetus - France
Animal Rescue Land Trust – Australia CMMR Leviathan -Chile
Animal Welfare Institute - USA Conservacion de Mamiferos Marineros, AC - Mexico
Animalia - Australia Delphinus - USA
Animals' Hope Petition Team - USA Ecologistas en Accion - Spain
Animals in Print - USA ECOTERRA International - All countries
Animals Naturally Ltd - UK Ecovolunteer Programme - Netherlands
Anticorrida - France EIGN Enterprises - UK
Asian Animal Protection Network - Hong Kong

Fair-fish - Germany
Fauna Rescue of Queensland - Australia Peninsula Citizens for the Protection of Whales - USA
Finns for Whales - Finland People for Animals - India
Forbundet djurens ratt  - Sweden Project Jonah – Australia
Friends of the Gray Whale - USA reEarth – Bahamas
Fundacion Antonio Haghenbeck y de la Lama, IAP - Mexico Respect for Animals  - UK
Fundacion Cethus - Argentina Robin Des Bois – France
German Dolphin Conservation Society - Germany RSPCA Australia - Australia
Global Action Against Seal Hunts - UK RSPCA South Australia - Australia
Great Ape Project - UK Running Earth Ltd - UK
Great Whales Foundation - USA SAVE Foundation  - Australia
Green Party for England and Wales - UK Scottish SPCA - Scotland
Greenpeace International - All countries


Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - USA
Grupo de los Cien International - Mexico SNMPA  - USA
Heart Magic - UK SPCA - Hong Kong
In Defense of Animals - USA Springfield Centre for Environmental Protection - Dominica
ISCOS - USA St Lucia Whale and Dolphin Watching Association- St Lucia
International Animal Rescue - UK Step by Step Foundation – Netherlands
International Wildlife Coalition- USA The Fox Project - UK
Iruka and Kujira (Whale & Dolphin) Action Network - Japan The Wilderness Conservancy - USA
Jane Goodall Institute - South Africa Thornberry Animal Sanctuary - UK
Last Chance for Animals - USA Tower Hill Stables - UK
Lolita's Legion - Canada TRACS (The Responsible Animal Care Society) - Canada
Marine Connection - UK US Citizens Against Whaling - USA
National Activist Network - USA Vegetarian Network Victoria - Australia
National Council of SPCAs - South Africa VETO - Switzerland
Natureireland - Ireland VOICE of Irish Concern for The Environment - Ireland
Ocean Defense International - USA Washington Citizen's Coastal Alliance - USA
Ocean Sanctity - Hawaii Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society - UK
Oceania Project - Australia Whaleman Foundation - Hawaii
Oohmahnee Animal Sanctuary - USA Whales in Danger  - Australia
Oxford Vegetarians - UK Wildlife Action Group - South Africa
Pacific Whale Foundation - Hawaii Wildlife Carers' Network - Australia
PAWS Animal Shelter - USA World Whale Police - USA
  Zeroimpact Productions – Hawaii



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