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Dear Japan, Please STOP. KILLING. WHALES.

March 25, 2016


Ambassador Kenchiro Sasae
Embassy of Japan
2520 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008


RE: Dear Japan, Please STOP. KILLING. WHALES.


Dear Ambassador Sasae,


In this complex, hyper-connected world, it’s often complicated to decide who to communicate with on any specific topic. As the official Ambassador appointed by your government to engage with the American government, and presumably the American people as well, I have chosen you as the recipient of this letter with the hope that you will communicate to your government in Japan my sentiments:


I was appalled to read this week of the Japanese Fisheries Agency’s announcement that their four ships have returned from the Antarctic with 333 harvested minke whales including 200 pregnant females.


This is in defiance of the United Nations’ International Court of Justice’s 2014 order for Japan to halt its whaling program.


Now I am not a dedicated environmentalist. I’m not an activist. Hardly any kind of a radical. I’m just a plump, middle-aged lady sitting in her kitchen reading the news, and finding herself appalled. Maybe you should consider that the worm has turned on this if you suddenly have my attention and I’m actually writing you a letter.


I entreat the Japanese government to Please STOP. KILLING. WHALES.



Robin Whitney
Park City, UT 84098
Never underestimate the difference you can make.