Peru- Stop Killing Dolphins with Poison

  • by: Nyack Clancy
  • recipient: International Whaling Commission, Convention on Migratory Species

In Peru, fishermen are using a cruel, (and dangerous), method for hunting dolphins; they immobilize dolphins by pouring pesticides and other toxic chemicals into the water to make them easier to catch.

Poisoned and contaminated with heavy metals and organic pollutants such as PCBs, dolphins are then eaten, creating a very unhealthy situation for humans. This technique also poisons other marine life which villagers are dependant upon.

Hunting dolphins is illegal under Peruvian law. We ask that the law be enforced and that this inhumane and dangerous practice be banned. It can never be a productive fishery as long as fishermen are permitted to contaminate it.

SOURCE: http://www.internationalwhaleprotection.org/forum/index.php?/topic/4762-dolphins-killed-with-poison-in-peru-then-eaten/

The International Whaling Commission
The Red House,
135 Station Road,
Impington,
Cambridge,
Cambridgeshire CB24 9NP, UK
Tel:  +44 (0) 1223 233 971
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 232 876
Email:  iwcjournal@iwc.int

Convention on Migratory Species
Secretariat
United Nations Premises
Hermann-Ehlers-Str. 10
53113 Bonn, Germany
Tel. (+49 228) 815 2401
Fax. (+49 228) 815 2449
E-mail: secretariat@cms.int

In Peru, fishermen are using a cruel, (and dangerous), method for hunting dolphins; they immobilize dolphins by pouring pesticides and other toxic chemicals into the water to make them easier to catch.

Poisoned and contaminated with heavy metals and organic pollutants such as PCBs, dolphins are then eaten, creating a very unhealthy situation for humans. This technique also poisons other marine life which villagers are dependant upon.

Hunting dolphins is illegal under Peruvian law. We ask that the law be enforced and that this inhumane and dangerous practice be banned. It can never be a productive fishery as long as fishermen are permitted to contaminate it.

SOURCE: http://www.internationalwhaleprotection.org/forum/index.php?/topic/4762-dolphins-killed-with-poison-in-peru-then-eaten/

The International Whaling Commission
The Red House,
135 Station Road,
Impington,
Cambridge,
Cambridgeshire CB24 9NP, UK
Tel:  +44 (0) 1223 233 971
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 232 876
Email:  iwcjournal@iwc.int

Convention on Migratory Species
Secretariat
United Nations Premises
Hermann-Ehlers-Str. 10
53113 Bonn, Germany
Tel. (+49 228) 815 2401
Fax. (+49 228) 815 2449
E-mail: secretariat@cms.int

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