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A small working group of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) has a baffling proposal for saving whales: reinstate commercial whaling.
But this wouldn't save the whales so much as it would save the whaling industry. In fact, bringing back commercial whaling would:
* Undo almost 30 years of progress in protecting endangered whale species.
* Allow whaling to take place in the Southern Ocean whale sanctuary, not only letting the slaughter of whales there to continue but legitimizing it as well.
* Set quotas of how many whales each country is allowed to catch based on political need, NOT scientific evidence.
We made huge progress in saving the whales once and for all back in the 80s when we stopped commercial whaling. We can save them from this threat too, but we need your help. Please take action now to tell President Obama that he should help save whales and say "no" to commercial whaling.