President Obama: Stop the Sellout of Whales
Reports have surfaced of United States support for a plan to reopen commercial whaling after more than twenty years.
The deal could come this month and would undermine decades of hard-won protections for whales and permit Japan, Norway and Iceland to openly kill whales with explosive harpoons for profit and trade.
Time is running out -- please help protect these gentle giants from a return to such horrific cruelty. Take action and tell President Obama to reject plans to resume commercial whaling.
Dear President Obama,
Since championing passage of the international ban on commercial whaling in 1986, every American President has reasserted our nation's strong leadership role in the fight to save whales.
Disturbing reports indicate that your administration may support an international agreement permitting Japan and others to resume commercial whaling.
I ask that you act immediately to stop this sellout, and instruct U.S. representatives to the International Whaling Commission to instead act to end all commercial whaling worldwide.
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