I believe that everyone who enjoys living on this planet, should be signing this petition. Not only are whales amazingly complex and sentient creatures, they play a huge role in our ecosystem. So much so that we literally breath easier when (specifically blue) whale populations are high. This is because whale fecal matter is extremely nutrient rich and contains a ton of iron which helps feed diatoms. Diatoms are teeny tiny microscopic phytoplankton which not only help with co2 absorption, but also oxygen production. Roughly every 5th breath is from a diatom. So, if you are currently breathing. Thank some trees and thank some whales.