Dutch whale meat ship blockade

This video is called Whales With Names – Fin Whale and Calf.

From DutchNews.nl:

Whale meat ship blockade in Rotterdam

Friday 02 April 2010

Campaigners from environmental group Greenpeace have set up a blockade around a ship in Rotterdam port which they claim is carrying whale meat.

The activists claim the ship is transporting seven containers carrying the remains of 13 finback whales from Iceland to Japan and have called on the Dutch customs authorities to seize the meat.

‘The Netherlands must make its position clear,’ said Greenpeace campaigner Pavel Klinckhamers. ‘If the Netherlands cooperates with this trade, it will be partly responsible for the loss of this threatened species.’

A police spokesman told news agency ANP the authorities are looking in to the demands.

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands, April 2, 2010 (ENS) – After Greenpeacers chained themselves to the mooring ropes of a container ship carrying whale meat early this morning, Rotterdam port police promised that the whale meat shipment en route to Japan from Iceland will remain at the port: here.

Japan admits whale meat scam: here.

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