places at present advertisements for the Nissan Primera, which
and declares thereby:
that ten thousands of "highly intelligent" dolphins are
slaughtered by Japan and the scandalous killing of many hundreds of
protected whales is continued by JAPAN, we postulate:
Intellect Destroys Intelligent Life!"
from the fishmarket in Tokio
Please, also read:
1963 through 1999 , the Japanese Gouvernment allowed the fishermen
of Japan to slaughter 668.393 dolphins
coast guard braces for whaling
Address for your
Deutschland GmbH, Renault - Nissan Str. 6,
Tel: 02232- 570
Fax:01802/11 00 12 *
from ECOP- marine to NISSAN
Nissan Motor Deutschland
Renault-Nissan Str. 6
Ladies and Gentlemen,
the European Community On Protection of
marine life, stands for the protection of all marine life.
seen your latest advertisement campaign concerning the NISSAN
we noticed with satisfaction that your company recognizes the high
intellect in marine mammals.
that specifically a leading Japanese company chooses a slogan like:
"Intelligence attracts intelligence!" is very provoking.
Japan is recognized as whale killer Number One. The mass slaughter
of dolphins at the shores of Japan as well as the internationally
decried killings of protected whales by Japan provide significant
proof that Japan does treat intelligent marine mammals with highest
the first time the International Whaling Commission (IWC) will hold
its conference in Tokyo / Japan. Reports from the preliminary talks,
which we received, provide enough evidence to fear the worst might
happen. Japan seems to try by all means to bring down the
internationally agreed anti whaling moratorium and to block any
measures to protect the smaller whale species like dolphins.
stands firmly against all this. Also many governments show openly
their embarrassment against the Japanese plans to continue the
slaughter of the whales. The Government of the Federal Republic of
Germany declared such clearly and also the governmental
representatives of Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and of many
other states declared that they have no understanding concerning the
German Minister for Consumer Protection, Mrs. Renate Künast,
expressed her deep concern and is seriously disillusioned due to the
present behaviour of the Japanese Governance. A declaration by her
ministry criticizes sharply the Japanese plans, who go against the
international moratorium for the protection of whales and try to
kill this year 150 Minke Whales, 50 Bryde’s Whales, 10 Sperm
Whales and for the first time even 50 Sei Whales.
the commercial slaughter of whales will be resumed again, it is
anticipated that all whale protection organizations will call for an
international boycott of Japanese products and services world-wide.
as members of the Global Whale Alliance we ask NISSAN Germany for a
clear statement concerning these topics. Please let us know until
the 01. May 2002 which steps your company and/or NISSAN as
transnational corporation has/will take(n) to stop any further
slaughter of the small whales and dolphins in Japan and to refute
any attempt by Japan to return to the commercial killing of whales -
also in order to not loose face in front of your own advertisement
be informed that we are already reporting on the Internet about
NISSAN with regards to its present advertisement campaign: (http://www.ecop.info).
understand that you would agree to describe NISSAN as a corporation,
which does not support the protection of dolphins and whales and
which shares the opinion of the Government of Japan concerning all
whaling issues, if we - against all expectation - would not receive
your answer in time.
also requested other corporations or companies, which have their
roots in Japan, for similar statements.
the IWC conference in Tokyo, we will report about the responses we
received and will dispatch our respective findings to the media and
animal rights groups world-wide.
like to notify you that we will publish your response as well as a
neglect of our request world-wide
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