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Rotterdam whale meat blockade

Netherlands: Rotterdam whale meat blockade
Activists stop a major transport of whale meat on way from Iceland to Japan

02 April 2010

At around 4:30 this morning, our activists took action against commercial whaling and trade in whale meat by blocking a container ship with fin whale meat onboard bound for Japan from Iceland.

The activists chained themselves to the mooring ropes of the container ship NYK ORION, which has meat from 13 endangered fin whales onboard in seven containers.

Greenpeace is calling on the authorities to seize the containers and urging the protection of whales at the upcoming meeting of the International Whaling Commission....



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