is November, 2002 and we have been fighting the issue of Whales
being killed for many years and yet it seems like nothing has changed.
We now have a commission (International Whaling Commission)
to deal with all of the issues and they try to stop the whaling
and yet still it continues. Recently Iceland, who believe whaling
should continue, have been admitted into the Commission. Greenpeace
are actively trying to get this rescinded, and are urging people
to write letters to those who should know better.
'Today, we are perilously
close to witnessing a return to large scale commercial whaling.
Norway continues its commercial whaling programme in the North Atlantic,
openly flouting the IWC's moratorium. Japan hunts whales under the
guise of "scientific" whaling, even though the whale meat is sold
on the market for profit. In the past three years, both nations
have increased the resources they devote to their whaling programmes,
and both are aggressively pushing to lift the ban on commercial
'The sanctuary system
is under threat. The Japanese whaling industry conducts its 'scientific'
whaling in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary and recent events point
to Japan's influence in preventing the introduction of new sanctuaries'.
Brosnan wrote recently,
decades ago, horrific images of industrial whaling operations first
inspired a global movement to protect these magnificent creatures.
Men and women of conscience across the planet joined together to
end this cruel and outmoded practice and rescue threatened whale
species from the brink of extinction. This global grass-roots effort
achieved an important victory when, in 1986, a worldwide moratorium
on commercial whaling came into effect. '
'Incredibly, at the dawn
of the 21st century, government bureaucrats in two countries, Japan
and Norway, want to return to full-scale commercial whaling. They
are finalizing plans to kill more than 1,200 whales this year. Norway,
which has long objected to the IWC moratorium, will kill more than
600 minke whales in the North Atlantic. Japan, which uses a scientific
loophole to claim its whaling is for scientific research, will this
year kill hundreds of endangered Pacific minke, sei, Bryde’s and
To help please try this
link: www.ifaw.org/ various whale pages
2014 - Pierce Brosnan
is still fighting for this cause....