In Japan, a victory for the whales: Activists rejoice as Japan recalls a fleet of whaling ships weeks before the annual hunt was meant to end.
Greenpeace sent me an e-mail requesting I write a letter to the editor of local papers on the topic of the ongoing whale hunt:
Presently, the Japanese whaling fleet is in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary hunting whales.Click here to send your own letter to President Obama.
In Japan, customers wait for the whale meat.
Yet, the Japanese government claims to allow whale hunting only for scientific purposes. The plea of hunting whales for science by the Japanese government is pure obfuscation.
Whale hunting is brutal and barbaric. It is a long, painful, bloody death for the hunted whale. And the offspring, and peers of the hunted are tormented by the trauma of witnessing such an unnatural end to one of their kind.
President Obama made the statement that, “Allowing Japan to continue commercial whaling is unacceptable.” Let's urge him to act. Preventing this vicious spectacle would be a politically safe, filibuster-proof demonstration of the President's commitment to humanitarian goals, which must include protecting defenseless animals, too.
The President will be glad you did. So will the whales. Let's put the human back in humanity. Hoo-rah!