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President Obama Considers Sanctions To Save Whales | Care2 Causes

President Obama Considers Sanctions To Save Whales | Care2 Causes

President Obama and his administration are considering a bold move to save whales by imposing economic and diplomatic sanctions against Iceland because of its increase in commercial whaling. The announcement came one week after the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission fell apart over dissension among the pro-whaling countries and other member nations. The Associated Press reported the Obama administration could use a “domestic law that allows the president to act against foreign nationals or countries who flout international animal conservation rules.” Iceland, Norway and Japan are the only countries that ignore the 1986 moratorium on commercial whaling and continue to hunt the animals. Iceland in particular has stepped up its efforts to hunt fin whales in order to promote the whale meat industry. Wildlife activists are concerned that if whale meat become...

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