Demand that President Obama continue to support the ban on global whaling

Demand that President Obama continue to support the ban on global whaling

    1. Bryan D. Freehling
    2. Petition by

      Bryan D. Freehling

      Wilton Manors, FL

A group of countries (including the United States) are currently working to come up with a "deal" that could legalize commercial whaling for the first time since the moratorium began in 1986 under President Ronal Reagan.

Every American president has reasserted our nation's strong leadership role in the fight to save whales.

But now, President Obama is leaning towards supporting support a plan that will reintroduce legalized commercial whaling - this despite his campaign assurances that he would strengthen protections for whales.

Bloody Waters

As proposed, this plan would overturn the ban on commercial whaling and bloody the waters of the Southern Ocean Sanctuary by:

* Approving the killing of whales for commercial purposes by Japan around Antarctica and in the North Pacific

* Officially opening the Southern Ocean Sanctuary to whaling, reversing the IWC's own protections adopted in 1994

* Adding new rights for Japan to slaughter whales for profit in its coastal waters

* Allow continued whaling by Iceland and Norway in violation of long-agreed scientific procedures and the global whaling ban.

Please contact the White House comment line at (202) 456-1111 and leave the following message:
"President Obama: Stop the sellout and save the whales!"

Additionally, please sign the petition below requesting that President Obama and Congress adhere to the current ban on global whaling.

It is time to take the lead on opposing the resumption of commercial whaling, ending lethal "scientific" whaling, and supporting global whale conservation.

As your constituent, to work on the Whale Conservation and Protection Act, and to continue to fight for the adherence of the ban on global whaling.

Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

[Your name]

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    Reasons for signing

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 10 months ago

      I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being."

      -- Abraham Lincoln

      Care for all the animals

      they need our help

      Care for all the children

      stop thinking of ourselves.

      And if we work together

      to try for harmony

      Someday we will live in peace

      -- Country Joe McDonald

    • Jill Thompson ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • 12 months ago


    • Mary Stine PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS
      • 12 months ago

      I campaigned for President Obama. I fully expect him to support this ban, at the very least.

      Whaling is barbaric, unnecessary and totally cruel.

    • christine soto BRONX, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      Please Mr president!!

    • david lebatard MIRAMAR, FL
      • about 1 year ago

      Whales are an enlightened species. I also believe they are a higher life form. They should be protected.


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