Help End Icelandic Whaling Forever

From all-creatures.org
Action Alerts

Moving people toward compassionate living

Your letters and calls do help!

Originally Posted: 18 May 2011

Help End Icelandic Whaling Forever

FROM  Greenpeace

ACTION

Tell Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke to employ sanctions on Iceland now and help end whaling by Iceland forever. There's a freezer in Iceland storing 2000 tons of whale meat that no one wants. And every year they keep packing more into it by killing more whales. It's completely senseless.

Sign an online petition

And/Or make direct contact:

Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520
Main Switchboard: (202) 647-4000

Secretary of Commerce, Gary Locke
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20230
Phone (202) 482-2000
email - TheSec@doc.gov 

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Iceland is one of the few countries in the world that doesn't abide by the international moratorium on commercial whaling. They continue to kill whales even though no one is eating them and the companies hunting them aren't making any money.

The US government has been considering using economic sanctions--under what is called the Pelly Amendment -- on fish imports from Iceland if it continues to violate the international moratorium on commercial whaling. Now is the time for them to do it!

There's a freezer in Iceland storing 2000 tons of whale meat that no one wants. And every year they keep packing more into it by killing more whales. It's completely senseless.

Iceland is one of the few countries in the world that doesn't abide by the international moratorium on commercial whaling. They continue to kill whales even though no one is eating them and the companies hunting them aren't making any money.

Even Iceland's whalers see the writing on the wall. They have just announced that they are delaying the start of whaling because of the poor market for their catch-they will decide in August whether to go whaling or not. This is our chance to end Icelandic whaling once and for all.

The US government has been considering using economic sanctions-under what is called the Pelly Amendment-on fish imports from Iceland if it continues to violate the international moratorium on commercial whaling. Now is the time for them to do it!

If enough of us speak up in favor of sanctions, the U.S. government will have to react. There's no way the Icelandic fishing industry is going to allow that to happen. They can't afford to lose our market over whale meat no one wants.


Thank you for everything you do for animals!