5th November - World Wide Anti-Whaling Day protest.
"The idea of the Anti-Whaling Day protests is the result of an American’s indignation with the relentless massacre of whales. This heinous act is perpetrated by several countries, primarily Japan, who indiscriminately slaughter whales in sanctuaries and in territorial waters of countries such as Australia, New Zealand and around the Antarctic.
In June 2010, in Morocco, during the IWC meeting, Japan, Norway and Iceland lobbied for the lifting of the whaling moratorium, which was denied. Despite the IWC’s decision, Japan continues to massacre whales under the banner of “scientific research," in spite of not having published its “research" in any internationally recognized scientific journal.
November 5, 2010 is now the international demonstration day against whaling because it is when the Japanese officially open their whaling season." http://www.wwawd.org/about_the_protests.html