VANCOUVER, JUNE 16/06 - The secret ballots and other mechanisms embedded in an international whaling convention are designed to promote the slaughter of whales and are illegal says The Humane Society of Canada (HSC). “Except by dictators and despots, in our opinion, the use of secret ballots and restrictions that encourage a veil of secrecy are illegal in all of the countries which are signatories to the International Whaling Commission’s convention,” according to Michael O’Sullivan, HSC Chairman & CEO who is at the whaling talks being held in the Caribbean nation of St. Kitts and Nevis.


VANCOUVER, JUNE 19, 2006 – Through a series of complex trade agreements with the European Union (EU), Norway and Iceland, which are not member nations, enjoy many of the same benefits for their own peoples and economies without incurring the same obligations of true EU member countries – including a commitment to end whaling, says The Humane Society of Canada (HSC).

July 5, 2006, VANCOUVER – The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) is offering a $1,000 reward though its Victims of Cruelty program for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible for killing one dog and wounding a second in Prince George.


VANCOUVER, June 20, 2006 – In a decision-making body, a filibuster is an attempt to extend debate on a proposal in order to delay or completely prevent a vote on its passage. In Japan, a similar tactic known as ‘cow walking’ (gyoho or ushi aruki) is used to delay and obstruct proceedings, a tactic which the Japanese have honed to a fine art at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meetings according to The Humane Society of Canada (HSC).