Protect the Whaling Ban, Protect Whales!

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On June 22 over 80 of the world's governments will meet to decide the future of the world's whales. More than 25 years after the global ban on commercial whaling was passed, these intelligent mammals are in danger once more. Will you send a letter to save them?

At the International Whaling Commission's annual meeting in Portugal, member countries will consider a proposal to allow coastal whaling – effectively lifting the international ban and spelling disaster for whales.

The whaling ban doesn't only protect species from extinction, it protects individual whales from extreme suffering. It would be a huge step backwards for animal welfare globally if governments were to lift the ban on this unnecessary and inhumane practice.

But many governments seem dangerously interested in accepting this proposal; they believe it could act as leverage to control Japan's so-called "scientific" whaling.

Unfortunately, this is not the case. Bartering with coastal whaling quotas will not guarantee that fewer whales are killed by Japan, Norway and Iceland, all of whom defy the ban. Instead, this proposal would open the floodgates for this cruel industry to grow worldwide. However if enough people act now we can prevent this.

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is asking people all over the world to write to their Governments and ask them to vote "no" to whaling cruelty.

Please take this important action to uphold the blanket ban on commercial whaling and protect whales from the cruelty of a slow, painful death by exploding harpoon by clicking here.

Petition is officially closed.