Join with Avaaz to stop the world’s biggest whale slaughter
Norway has begun its annual whale hunting season with a quota of 999 minke whales, up from 880 last year. The practice is universally condemned and also in violation of international bans. In the 1985-1986 season, a moratorium against commercial whaling came into forc, under the International Whaling Commission (IWC). Japan found a loophole, continuing its whale hunts under the pretext of scientific research, but Norway objected to the agreement altogether and continues to hunt whales. Methods used to kill the whales are also cruel and inhumane. Hunters shoot whales with grenade harpoons that have spring-loaded “claws” on their tips. When the harpoon hits the whale, it embeds itself deeply in the whale’s flesh and detonates, causing massive trauma. Not only does this slowly and painfully kill them, but it’s used to haul their body onto the deck of the whaling vessel. If the whales don’t die right away, the hunters will shoot them with rifles.
Avaaz empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change. The Avaaz community campaigns in 15 languages, served by a core team on 6 continents and thousands of volunteers. They take action — signing petitions, funding media campaigns and direct actions, emailing, calling and lobbying governments, and organizing “offline” protests and events — to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people inform the decisions that affect us all.
Avaaz’s campaign is rallying us together to create an unprecedented global outrage to this practice to force Europe to close its ports to Norway’s whalers.
Sign the petition to the Norwegian government, the European Commission and all leaders of countries that allow Norwegian whale shipments to pass through;
The Wishing Well foundation
The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.
The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.
The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.
The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.
Support the Wishing Well
The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW. Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis. The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:
- Funding availability
- The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
- The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
- Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person
The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information: