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International Whaling Commission September 10, 2008 7:57 PM

September 15th International Whaling Commission(IWC) to overturn the ban on Whaling that has stood since 1982 Please take this time to contact the College as well as the Florida local newspapers. Write an email or pick up the phone to dial the college. Don't let them pass you off. Let them know of your disgust with what is going on. Save the lives of whales! Damiano General College: General Phone: (727) 553-1130 General Fax: (727) 553-1189 This is for the citizens of the WORLD...let southwest Florida's media know what you think of the fact that one of thier universities is hosting a meeting set to decide on whaling becoming legal again! YOU CAN SEND AN EMAIL: (Just copy/paste the name into the "to" field and copy/paste the subject into the subject line and then the body of the post. Thank you!) To:;;;;;;;;; Subject: September 15th International Whaling Commission(IWC) to overturn the ban on Whaling that has stood since 1982 Honorable Ladies and Gentlemen: On September 15th there will be a closed door meeting of the International Whaling Commission(IWC) to overturn the ban on Whaling that has stood since 1982. William T. Hogarth, the Dean of the College of Marine Science, University of South Florida in St. Petersburg, Florida must hear our voices. We cannot allow this group to meet behind closed doors. This would mean that there would be NO government authority to control thier decisions, which would give the government all rights to turn thier heads and allow whaling to begin LEGALLY all over again. With you're help we can allow public attendance to this meeting. Whales are endangered and belong to the world, not special interest groups! Then the media can get involved and everyone could see our government looking the other way while we allow stuffed shirts to sign the whales' death warrants. Please take this time to contact them and demand an open meeting! We need your help to save the whales from extinction! Very few of them remain. Please help us protect them! Kind Regards,  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 September 11, 2008 10:35 PM

The whales need you more than ever… please act now to keep whales protected Help keep whale protection a public issue Dear Jacinthe, We’ve learned about a secret meeting that could mean the end of years of whale protection. From September 15-19, a group of member countries from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) will meet in St Petersburg, Florida to consider lifting the ban on commercial whaling. WE CAN NOT STAND BY AND LET THIS HAPPEN. The IWC is threatening decades of whale protection by holding this secret meeting. Please take these 2 simple actions now to stop this from happening: Tell Secretary of Commerce, Carlos M. Gutierrez, to keep whale protection a public issue Spread the word to family and friends about this new threat facing whales I don’t need to tell you how high the stakes are for whales – you know the pain a whale endures as it is hunted… pursued to the point of exhaustion…shot by an exploding harpoon…and finally killed and dragged onto the deck of a whaling ship. You know that whale populations are just now starting to show signs of recovery, and this meeting could undermine all that has been accomplished for whales. Yes, you know -- and you have spoken up before for those who can’t speak for themselves. So I know I can count on you to stand up for animals again by speaking out against this new threat to whales. The IWC has their secret meeting…but the whales have a secret weapon of their own: YOU. Please help IFAW ensure whale protection remains a public issue! Thank you, Fred O'Regan President and CEO  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
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