Dear Mr. President,
WHEREAS, the cruel killing of whales by Japan continues in the internationally protected waters of the Southern Ocean Sanctuary, despite official U.S. opposition and a global moratorium on whaling, and...
WHEREAS, Japan is using international aid to buy votes at the International Whaling Commission in order to legalize commercial whale hunting and sabotage the sanctity of an international decision-making body, and...
WHEREAS, Japan's claim of killing whales for "scientific research" is an obvious ruse. There is no need to harm whales in order to study them, as scientists on IFAW's own whale research vessel, Song of the Whale, repeatedly demonstrate. Japan's "scientific research" is a cover up to sell whale meat on the open market as part of a commercial whaling program, and...
WHEREAS, whales already face real and growing threats from global warming, ocean noise, entanglement in fishing gear and ship strikes,
I THEREFORE PETITION YOU to oppose Japan's bid for permanent membership on the United Nations Security Council until the nation complies with international laws for the protection of whales.
ACT NOW to stop Japanese whaling BEFORE Japan takes over the IWC and changes the rules of the game to legalize commercial whaling; dooming the world's whales to gradually disappear.
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