When reports surfaced of United States support for a plan to reopen commercial whaling after more than twenty years, many of you sprang into action. In joining efforts with IFAW, Greenpeace and WSPA in the fight against whaling worldwide, five petitions featured on Care2 gathered more than 110,000 signatures in the last year.
And it certainly paid off!
At an International Whaling Committee (IWC) meeting in Morocco on Wednesday, June 23, a proposal to legalize whaling was dismissed.
Thank you to all Care2 members who took action and signed the original petitions against legalizing whale hunting. But the fight doesn’t end here. Although the proposal to legalize whaling failed, “scientific” loopholes allow for the hunting to continue in Japan.
Japan, Norway and Iceland are responsible for the highest number of slaughterings and continue to disregard rules against whaling. Sadly, more whales will be hunted if we do not take further action.
Please sign the petition to put an end to illegal whaling and close the loopholes allowing the slaughter to continue!