Tell 'conservation' organisation NAMMCO to stop killing hundreds of whales!

Here's what they state they do on their website:

Welcome to the North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission - NAMMCO

NAMMCO is an international regional body for cooperation on the conservation, management and study of marine mammals in the North Atlantic.

The parties of NAMMCO — Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and Norway — are committed to sustainable and responsible utilisation of all living marine resources, including marine mammals.

Through the regional cooperation under NAMMCO, they aim to strengthen and further develop effective conservation and management measures for marine mammals. Taking into account the rights and needs of coastal communities to make a sustainable living from what the sea can provide, such measures should be based on the best available scientific evidence and take into account the complexity and vulnerability of the marine ecosystem.

The NAMMCO Agreement focuses on consolidating and advancing scientific knowledge of the North Atlantic marine ecosystem as a whole, and to understanding better the role of marine mammals in this system.

Sounds not too bad, right? Fairly innocuous?
Here's what they actually do:

Tromsø Science Park, P.O. Box 6453, N-9294 Tromsø, Norway
Tel.: + 47 77 68 73 71, Fax.: +47 77 68 73 74, E-mail:

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It seems to me that you use the word 'management' as a euphemism for 'killing'. You don't conserve things by killing them.

How dare you talk about 'sustainability' when you're writing documents that concern the slaughter of whales, seals and dolphins?

As a former research scientist myself, I can tell you that you bring a bad name to real science. What you are actually doing is systematic killing, nothing more.

Update #13 years ago
Hello, 1223 signatures. Unfortunately we are not getting enough signatures on this. We're only getting about 1 signature per day. So if you CARE, please SHARE!! I don't expect NAMMCO will stop killing whales because of 1 lousy petition. I just want people –everyone— to know what they actually do: devise "efficient"ways of killing whales. With penthrite grenades. That's what they do. They instruct whaling boats on how to kill whales. First make people aware. Then change things. leslie dean brown
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