The whales need help from the United States. Japan's whalers continue to kill minke and fin whales in the chilly waters of Antarctica. And, if that's not enough, they are planning to expand their hunt to include humpback whales too. Reasoning, diplomacy and direct action have all failed to stop the hunt so far. Fishing interests that control whaling in Japan simply ignore all critics.
But, we can't give up now. We have to try something new. Japan has a new Prime Minister. Surely, the new leader won't be able to ignore this important issue if our President speaks to him.
The Government of Japan insists that they must be allowed to carry on its 'scientific' hunt in the Antarctic which last year killed almost 700 whales.
President Obama will be in Japan in mid-November. Take action and urge him to talk about whale conservation with the new Japanese Prime Minister when they meet. It's a tiny issue for two heads of government, but it is a very big issue for the whales.
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