WSPA: Tell President Bush to end commercial whaling

April 30th, 2007 11:24 am by Kelly Garbato

Via the World Society for the Protection of Animals:

Tell President Bush to end commercial whaling

Many people believe that the whale has been saved but the sad and shocking truth is that the resumption of commercial whaling is closer to becoming a reality today than at any point over the past two decades.

Whales need protecting now as much as they ever did – perhaps even more so in the light of threats such as climate change – but over the past six years, President Bush’s team has failed to fight hard enough for that much needed protection. The United States ‘ once steadfast aim to protect the world’s whales has been replaced by a catalogue of compromises which, left unchecked, will undoubtedly pave the way for a resumption of commercial whaling.

This May, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) will meet on US soil for the first time in nearly two decades. There couldn’t be a better time for the US Administration to show the world that America does not support the resumption of whaling. It is unsustainable, unnecessary and inherently cruel.

Please write to President Bush and ask him to follow the strong examples of President Reagan, the first President Bush and President Clinton. If President Bush acts now, the damage caused by US neglect on this issue in recent years can be reversed. The United States must resume its role as a leader in the fight against commercial whaling.

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