We did it! Thanks to YOU, the Obama Administration kept its promiseto save whales at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) talks. As aresult, the IWC was unable to lift the ban on commercial whaling!
As I sat in a stuffy meeting room in Agadir, Morocco with delegates andrepresentatives from other nations, I knew I wasn’t alone in working tohelp save the whales. I had more than 1.5 million passionate people,like YOU, with me there in spirit supporting the whales and standing upto tell the President that they deserve to be saved, not slaughtered.
While the gathering nations failed to implement new plans for whaleconservation, I’m pleased that our President and his team stood theirground in the end, thanks to your efforts.
This year, the best we could do was preventing the IWC from rolling backprotections for whales. Next year, we need to apply even more pressureso the IWC will close dangerous loopholes that have allowed Japan,Iceland, and Norway to continue killing whales.
Thank you for all your support. The whales are breathing a big sigh ofrelief!
For the whales,