• Petitioned Denzil Douglas

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Denzil Douglas
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Ralph Gonsalves
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Stephenson King
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Winston Baldwin Spencer

Help Create A Whale Sanctuary

    1. Petition by

      The Humane Society of The United States

The Caribbean is a well-known tourism destination, attracting many people from expert divers to novice snorkelers for its amazing coral reefs and abundance of marine life, including whales. In fact, whale watching in the region is a rapidly growing and profitable industry.

Yet unbelievably, four Caribbean nations -- St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and St. Lucia -- consistently vote against protecting whales at the annual International Whaling Commission meeting.

They don’t even support a proposal to establish a whale sanctuary in the nearby waters of the South Atlantic! A vote to establish the sanctuary will be held at the 2011 IWC meeting, and we need your help now to make it happen!

Their neighbor, the Dominican Republic, has been the standout leader on whale protection in the region, and now we must encourage them to follow in its footsteps.

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Use the form provided to send an email to these four island nations, urging them to support the proposal for the South Atlantic sanctuary. Protecting whales in waters neighboring their region will help ensure valuable tourism revenue opportunities for their citizens. Please be sure to edit the letter below -- it's much more effective to express your concerns in your own words!

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    • christine wind SALT LAKE CITY, UT
      • about 3 years ago

      Millions of people suffer greatly just knowing that both humans and animals are exploited and suffer great abuses. When I read about the whales, I feel grief and sadness. Please consider their well-being and freedom from abuse.

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    • MRS DONNA S PHOENIX, AZ
      • about 3 years ago

      ARE YOU SICK IN THE CARRIBEAN??? IN SPITE OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONMENT_IS THERE NO BRAINS IN YOUR SKULL AND NO SOUL IN YOUR BEING? YOU DISGUST ME -ESPECIALLY THE PRIME MINISTER- I AND ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL BOYSCOTT TOURISM TO YOUR ISLANDS-AS SHOULD EVERYONE. THE WHALES ARE FAR MORE INTELLIGENT AND MUCH MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN YOU PRIME MINISTER (& YOUR PEOPLE) YOU SHOULD WORSHIP THE WHALES AND PROTECT THEM- GUESS YOUR TOO STUPID TO REALIZE THEIR BEAUTY AND DESERVRVED PROTECTION.

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    • Sime Validzic NOVI ZAGREB, CROATIA
      • about 3 years ago

      Whales are social and intelligent animals and they have a slow rate of reproduction. There is no excuse for killing whales. A whale sanctuary would also be a sanctuary for many other less visible and popular species that are also worthy of protection.

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    • Iris Schmidt BUEHL, DE
      • about 3 years ago

      STOPP ANIMAL CRUELTY!!!

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    • Maureen Hoffman WILLOW STREET, PA
      • about 3 years ago

      How can we claim to be human when we kill animals. How selfish and cruel can we be to permit this to continue. All animals need to be safe from harm. God gave us two hands to grow our food. You will find yourself blessed if you discontinue harming the dear creatures of the earth.

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