20 December 2011

Greenpeace asks citizens to tell President Obama to stop the whale slaughter

In 2008 when Barack Obama was running for president he said, "allowing Japan to continue commercial whaling is unacceptable." Recently Japan's senior vice-minister released the statement that Japan is "determined to continue the program until it leads to resumption of commercial whaling." Japan's whaling fleet is currently on their way to the Southern Ocean to slaughter minke whales and endangered fin whales.

Greenpeace is now calling on President Obama to keep his promise and join the fight to end Japan's commercial whaling in the Southern Ocean sanctuary. As President, Obama has power to help reform the International Whaling Commission (IWC)-- and make them work in favor of whales and not the whalers.

Take action right now! Tell President Obama to stop the whale slaughter!

Amanda Fagan | @AmandaFagan__
Amanda was raised in Williamsburg, Virginia and currently resides there, but spent 4 years in Vero Beach, Florida. It is there where Amanda developed her love of the ocean and marine life. She spent most of her time observing manatees, dolphins, and sharks, and has worked on campaigns with Greenpeace. She is a freelance photographer and in her spare time she loves painting, kayaking, and cycling. Follow Amanda on her blog.

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