Tell President Obama to Protect Whales!

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Originally Posted: 4 Jun 2010

Tell President Obama to Protect Whales!

FROM The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

Please tell President Obama that he has the power to do the right thing: to make the moratorium on commercial whaling stronger, rather than eliminate the only protection whales have from the whalers’ harpoons.

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President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington DC 20500
(202) 456-1111
web email form

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Whales are facing the worst crisis since before the commercial whaling ban went into effect more than 25 years ago.

To satisfy the greed of three nations—Japan, Norway, and Iceland—the International Whaling Commission is considering a plan that would give the stamp of approval to commercial whaling. Shockingly, the Obama Administration has been supporting this irresponsible scheme.

Please tell President Obama that he has the power to do the right thing: to make the moratorium on commercial whaling stronger, rather than eliminate the only protection whales have from the whalers’ harpoons.

Tell him that the legacy of the Obama administration must not be that it gave in to the desires of these three whaling nations. The US needs to withdraw its support for any deal that does not seek an end to all commercial whaling.

The president receives a lot of email, so remember to edit the text below so that your message will stand out and have a greater impact. Here are a few points you might want to include:

  • The proposal will not save whales--it will kill them.
  • It will allow whaling in the Antarctic Southern Ocean Sanctuary.
  • It will stimulate new whaling markets rather than close out struggling subsidized industries.
  • The proposal is not based on sound science. The quota numbers used are based on politics.
  • The proposal does not address animal welfare issues.
  • The proposal was developed using a process that prevented civil society from having any input or role in the negotiations.

Thank you for everything you do for animals!