GWC asks for your immediate support (by signing the letter below) to oppose the Iceland-based finback hunt that has already resulted in the deaths of 72 finback whales in the past two months. The whale meat was destined for Japan, but was recently returned to Iceland by European ports. Several major shippers have refused to carry the finback meat, however, the Iceland-based whaling corporation continues to slaughter more endangered finback whales for human consumption and “gourmet dog treats.” The so-called “scientific purpose” behind the hunt is a ruse; they want to determine how many whales are present in nearby waters to try and justify continuing the hunt into the future. A very recent article in an Icelandic newspaper described their interest in commencing a hunt for humpbacks as well!
We need to send a message to Iceland that the world doesn’t want them killing whales, and we’re ready to back up that demand by refusing to buy Icelandic goods or traveling to Iceland as a tourist. Your message needs to go to the Obama administration to encourage the application of trade sanctions against Iceland until the hunt is stopped.
The letter will be sent to:
Secretary of the U.S Department of the Interior