A win for whales

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, April 2000:

MEXICO CITY––Grupo de la Cien founder Homero Aridjis, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and Earth Island Institute all claimed victory on March 4 when Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo cancelled a long-pending plan to build a solar salt extraction plant at San Ignacio Lagoon, an important gray whale calving area. The plant was to have been operated in partnership with Mitsubishi Corporation, of Japan.

But celebration was brief for the Sea Shepherds and IFAW, as the annual Atlantic Canadian offshore seal hunt, another of their longtime campaign focuses, was soon to start. The 2000 sealing quota is 275,000––almost as high as it ever has been.


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