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What You Can Do

TAKE ACTION - WRITE NOW!

Please take a moment to voice your opinion about the killing of whales. Start and/or continue your letter-writing campaign. It is important that you write often to remind those in a position of power that the killing of whales is not acceptable in the 21st Century.

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photos credit Marc Votier

Letter-writing tips:

  • Write legibly. Handwritten letters are good/effective, but they must be readable.
  • Include a return address at the top of your letter.
  • The first sentence of your letter should state exactly what you want.
  • If you are within the politician's constituency area, mention this.
  • Keep the focus of your letter on one issue (stopping the killing of whales).
  • If you can, personalize the letter to show the depth of your concern.
  • Be courteous, but to the point.
  • Be clear, stating exactly what is wanted from the politician.
  • Ask for a written response that states their position on the issue.
  • Add a thank-you for his/her time and/or efforts on the issue.
  • Keep the letter to one page.
  • Letters sent by snail mail are the most effective as politicians are inundated with e-mails, but feel free to contact them by whatever method you can
      

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Friends of the Whales Countries:

Australia

Julia Gillard
Prime Minister of Australia

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia
Tel: (02) 6277 4022
Fax: (02) 6277 8495
Website: http://www.pm.gov.au

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Whale Killing Countries:

Danish Faeroe Islands

High Commissioner of the Faeroe Islands
Ms. Birgit Kleis
Amtmansbrekkan 6
FO-110 Tórshavn
PO Box 12
Faeroe Islands
Tel: +298-351200
E-mail: riomfr@fo.stm.dk

Prime Minister of Denmark
Lars Løkke Rasmussen

Christiansborg
Prins Jørgens Gård 11
1218 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Tel: +45 33 92 33 00
Fax +45 33 11 16 65
E-mail: stm@stm.dk

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Japan

Read about Australia's important position in the fight to stop Japan from whaling

Here is a sample letter to send to government officials of Japan:
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Prime Minister Naoto Kan
Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
1-6-1 Nagatacho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8914 JAPAN
Tel: +81-3-5253-2111
E-mail form: http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/forms/comment.html
E-mail: Kanteihp-info@cas.go.jp
Public Relations Fax: +81-3-3581-3883

Minister of Fisheries
1-2-1 Ksumigaseki
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8950 JAPAN
Tel: +81-3-3502-8111
Fax: +81-3-3502-0794
E-mail form: https://www.contact.maff.go.jp/maff/form/114e.html
Website: http://www.maff.go.jp/e/index.html

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Iceland

Prime Minister of Iceland
Johanna Siguroardottir

Stjomarradshusinu vid Laekjartorg
150 Reykjavik
Iceland
Tel: +354-545-8400
Fax: +354-562-4014
E-mail: postur@for.stjr.is

Icelandic Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture
Jon Bjarnason
Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture
Skulagata 4
IS 150 Reykjavik
Iceland
Tel: +354-545-8300
Fax: +354-552-1160
E-mail: postur@sjr.stjr.is

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Norway

Prime Minister of Norway
Jens Stoltenberg

The Office of the Prime Minister
Akersgt 42
P.O.Box 8001 Dep
N-0030 Oslo, Norway
Tel: +47-22-24-90-90
Fax: +47-22-24-95-00
E-mail: postmottak@smk.dep.no

Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs
Lisbeth Berg-Hansen

Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs
P.O. Box 8118 Dep
N-0032 Oslo, Norway
Tel: +47-22-24-90-90
Fax: +47-22-24-95-85
E-mail: postmottak@fkd.dep.no

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St. Lucia

Prime Minister of St. Lucia
Hon. Stephenson King

5th Floor, Greaham Louisy Administrative Building
Waterfront, Castries
Saint Lucia, West Indies
Tel: +758-468-2111 or +758-468-2101
Fax: +758-453-7352
Email: pmoffice@candw.lc
Email: admin@pm.gov.lc

Department of Fisheries
Hon. Ezechiel Joseph

Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Fisheries and Forestry
Pointe Seraphine, Castries
Saint Lucia
Tel: +758-452-3987 or +758-452-6172 or?+758-468-4101
Fax: +758-452-3853
E-Mail: minister@maff.egov.lc
E-mail: deptfish@slumaffe.org