Urge President Obama to Impose Sanctions for Whaling!
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Urge President Obama to Impose Sanctions for Whaling!

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September 2011

Victory

The President has heard your voice. 

Thanks to thousands of Change.org activists who voiced their concerns and urged the U.S. government to employ sanctions on Iceland, we have finally made significant progress in marine conservation. President Obama has agreed to employ diplomatic sanctions on Iceland, per U.S. Commerce Secretary Locke's request, in response to their violation of the International Whale Moratorium. This is a move in the right direction, and we hope it will encourage the country of Iceland to end its whaling practices.

You can read President Obama's full letter to Congress here. 

Iceland has been ignoring the international ban on commercial whaling for years by killing whales and then selling whale meat and other whale products (oil and bone meal) internationally -- including killing endangered fin whales. And it’s clear that they aren’t going to stop until the rest of the world shows some leadership and makes them.

That’s precisely what the President can do right now by following the recommendations of his Commerce Secretary and imposing strong economic sanctions on Iceland if they continue their illegal fin whale hunt.

Take action now and urge President Obama to impose tough trade sanctions on Icelandic companies tied to whaling!

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    • Alan Francisco SAN YSIDRO, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      Collaborating with relentless whale butchers isn't good international diplomacy.

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    • Andrew Heugel BREWSTER, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      Iceland should heed the calls across the planet and cease its whaling. And, the proposed sanctions are one way to do this. But, the problem is that if America or any other nation imposes economic sanctions on Iceland, they should do so also on the other whaling nations, including Japan. And, this just isn't going to happen with Japan, because of the huge amount of money involved. If it's money versus whales or anything else, guess what wins?

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    • Susan Vickerman BATHGATE, SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 3 years ago

      What kind of country is the USA if it stands by and lets Iceland go out and inhumanely slaughter whales. We know what kind of countries Iceland and Japan are, now what kind of country is the 'great' USA? We will know by how their president rules.

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    • Victoria Molinari POULSBO, WA
      • about 3 years ago

      "The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated."-Gandhi

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    • Penny Dellow EASTBOURNE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 3 years ago

      Iceland have continuously been a pain in the butt over whaling. They have never, ever even tried to reduce the number they kill - they refuse to look at what is happening to whales and see nothing wrong with what they do at all. They are 100% wrong and need to be shown they cannot continue to behave in the same way any longer.

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