I have been thinking more about Tomohiko Taniguchi comments that we discussed here last week, and further to a comment from my colleague Kate, I think we should send our used toothbrushes to the various Japanese embassies to mark our distaste at their continued whaling.
So, maybe that's the next campaign tactic. So if you are so inclined, send your old toothbrushes to your local Japanese embassy, with an offer to buy a new one from them if they stop whaling. You can find your local Japanese embassy address here, if this idea takes your fancy.
Let's see if they clean up their act and finally give up this archaic and unnecessary industry. I am thinking what we can send/do for Norway, but I would suggest that we continue to refrain from bying Icelandc fish that is in any way connected with the whaling company Hvalur hf. Last year WDCS ran a campaign with other NGOs to persuade supermarkets not to stock Hvalur fish, and the majority agreed. If you are buying fish and it's Icelandic, make sure it's not from this company that mixes whaling and fishing. Your purchase could be subsidising whaling, so beware.