April 1, 2016
SeaWorld Joins The HSUS in Calling on Japan to End Commercial Whaling
Organizations urge U.S. government to exert influence during visit of Japanese President Shinzo Abe
In a letter to President Obama dated March 31, 2016, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and The Humane Society of the United States called for an end to Japan’s commercial whaling and urged the U.S. federal government to take additional steps to address this critical issue.
the U.S. delegation to the IWC taking a stronger stand against whaling in the October 2016 meeting and detailing actions the United States will consider if whaling persists;
the U.S. government advancing the case against commercial whaling in all trade agreements; and
the U.S. Commerce Department carrying out an extensive survey of Japan’s assets to prepare for a new Pelly certification.