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September 11, 2014
Humane Society International Calls on the International Whaling Commission to Curb Violations of Global Moratorium
With the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission set to begin 15 September in Portoroz, Slovenia, pro-conservation countries prepared once again to take on Japan and other pro-whaling nations.
June 11, 2014
Record Number of Migratory Sharks and Rays to be Considered for Protection by United Nations Conservation Agreement
HSI and Defenders of Wildlife applauded the proposed protections for 21 species of migratory sharks and rays submitted by member countries of the United Nations Convention on Migratory Species.
April 2, 2014
Japan announced that it would not send a whaling fleet to the Southern Ocean for the 2014 hunting season, and Rakuten.com said it would ban the sale of whale and dolphin meat.
March 31, 2014
Lee la declaración de HSI y HSUS acerca del fallo de la Corte Internacional de Justicia sobre la legalidad del programa japonés de cacería de ballenas.
March 31, 2014
HSI and The HSUS welcomed the ruling of the International Court of Justice that Japan’s whaling program is a breach of the global whaling moratorium and lacks scientific legitimacy in regard to the quotas set and the numbers taken.