Tell President Obama: No Compromise on Commercial Whaling
For nearly a quarter century, the International Whaling Commission's moratorium on commercial whaling has helped keep endangered species of whales from being hunted to extinction.
But now the ban itself is at risk. A proposal by a small working group of the IWC would reinstate commercial whaling for the first time since 1986. This proposal would legitimize the killing of endangered whales and allow commercial whaling in the Southern Whale Sanctuary. The United States is now deciding whether to support the proposal.
President Obama said in 2007 that if elected he would "ensure that the U.S. provides leadership in enforcing international wildlife protection agreements, including strengthening the international moratorium on commercial whaling. Allowing Japan to continue commercial whaling is unacceptable."
Sign the petition to President Obama asking him to honor that pledge and oppose any deal that legitimizes commercial whaling.
Please honor the pledge you made in 2007 to strengthen the moratorium on commercial whaling and oppose any proposal that would legitimize commercial whaling. For nearly a quarter century, the International Whaling Commission's moratorium on commercial whaling has helped keep endangered species of whales from being hunted to extinction.
The proposed weakening of the ban on whaling would legitimize the killing of endangered whales and allow commercial whaling in the Southern Whale Sanctuary. I urge you to instead support Australia's proposal which would put an end to all whaling in the Southern Ocean.
The IWC whaling moratorium has been integral to the slow recovery of several species of whale once on the brink of extinction. The United States has a long history of being a leader in whale conservation and I urge you to continue in that role.
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|1105||Thu Jun 17 06:29:21 EDT 2010||Frances Tan||Lawrence, KS|
|1104||Sat Jun 12 21:05:50 EDT 2010||Emma Prichard||Colorado Springs, CO||Don't just do what is right. Live up to word and be different as our president. Do not be like the rest. Listen to your people and things will fall into place.|
|1103||Tue Jun 08 19:28:43 EDT 2010||Rebecca Ferrell||Bellevue, WA||we don't need anything from the whales, they are endangered to such an extent that we had to stop like Russia did. we just had another grqay whale swimming up a river that was starving to death. stop More....|
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|1098||Thu May 27 13:14:51 EDT 2010||Jim Morris||Boulder, CO|
|1097||Sat May 22 14:30:37 EDT 2010||carrie mayorga||downey, CA||why are you doing this? allowing japan, norway and iceland to kill whales you are not the pres i voted for what is going on with you have you told your daughters about this???????????????????????|