Your last chance to say ‘NO’ to EU/Japan trade deal – act now!
Next Tuesday (11/12/18) , MEPs will vote on a free trade agreement with Japan. We need them to say ‘NO’ to this deal unless Japan stops killing whales.
You have one last chance to make your voice heard. Please send a message to your MEPs and ask them to vote ‘no’ to the deal on Tuesday and to raise Japan’s whaling as a serious issue in the EU Parliament debate on Monday.
our voice counts – act now.
This year alone, Japanese whalers killed 503 minke whales and 134 endangered sei whales. The Japanese government is trying to overturn the ban on commercial whaling and disregards any rulings by international bodies against its brutal slaughter.
The EU should not enter into a trade agreement with a country that shows such contempt for international agreements and opinion.
Your voice really does count. If enough MEPs say ‘no’, we could stop the deal. But they need to know it’s an issue you care about. Please don’t just leave this for others to do.
Ask your MEPs to raise Japan’s whale hunting as a serious concern and vote ‘NO’ to the deal next week.
Thank you. We’ll only stop this horrific and senseless slaughter by standing together.
On behalf of the whales and all at WDC,
Julia Pix, WDC campaigns manager
On Tuesday 11 December, the European Parliament will vote on whether to enter a Free Trade Agreement with Japan. This is our last chance to stop it.
What can I do?
- Send a message to your MEPs. It’s very easy!
- Enter your postcode at writetothem.com.
- Choose to send a message to all your MEPs (if you have more than one).
- Write and send your message.
- If you receive a response, please let us know at email@example.com.
(There’s no need to tell us you have sent your original message.)
What should I say?
Ask your MEP to:
- Raise whaling as a concern during the debate on Monday.
- Vote ‘NO’ to the trade agreement on Tuesday.
Tell your MEPs why this is important to you and why you think that the EU must use this opportunity to get tough on Japan’s continued slaughter of whales.
Even if the deal is signed, this is our chance to send a strong message to the Japanese government that we are sick of its defiance of international agreements and opinion. It also keeps the fight against whaling high on the EU agenda. Even if signed, the trade agreement can be used to pressure Japan to stop whaling.
Below – how it should be !