Help put a stop to whale hunting

Posted on 12 August 2011  | 
Iceland continues to hunt whales, in violation of international law. The U.S. has a unique opportunity to help put a stop to it, but we need your help.

Last month, the U.S. certified that Iceland is defying the international ban on commercial whaling. The President must now decide whether to impose sanctions based on that determination.

The United States has denounced Icelandic whaling before, in 2004, but it did not impose sanctions at that time. Since then, Iceland has increased its whaling activities, in spite of diplomatic pressure from the U.S. and other countries.

Please join us in urging President Obama to impose tough sanctions and hold Iceland accountable for its killing of endangered whales.

TAKE ACTION: Join the WWF-US Conservation Action Network and take action by sending your message to President Obama.

A fin whale is butchered by Icelandic whalers.
A fin whale is butchered by Icelandic whalers in December 2006 after the Icelandic government allowed the resumption of commercial whaling.
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