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Petitioning President of the United States

President Obama, Say No to Commercial Whaling

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Supporters

If you’re a whale (and, we’re guessing that you’re not), public enemy number one to you right now is President Obama. It’s hard to believe, but unfortunately true.  The Obama Administration is proposing a deal that would re-open commercial whaling for the first time in over two decades. 

President Obama has been backing away from his promise to save the whales and instead moving towards a deal that would benefit corrupt Japanese business ventures. 

Tell President Obama that this is outrageous. Commercial whaling is cruel and unacceptable. We WILL NOT stand by and watch commercial whaling paint our oceans red with the blood of whales. 

Sign the petition and tell the President to keep his promise to save the whales.

Letter to
President of the United States
I am outraged that your Administration is championing a deal with the International Whaling Commission that would re-open commercial whaling for the first time in over two decades.

Like most Americans, I too love whales! I'm ashamed that the leader of my country is supporting such a cruel and unacceptable pro-whaling position when millions of Americans are deeply against it.

Be the leader that you promised to be by ensuring that the US opposes any deal that would legitimize commercial whaling by granting quotas to Japan and its whaling allies. Instead, I urge you to support Australia's proposal, which would end whaling in the Southern Ocean once and for all. There is very widespread and bi-partisan US support for whale conservation.

Millions of Americans are counting on you and we'll be waiting for a reply.