08 Aug '11, 3pm

No License to Kill: Pierce Brosnan Speaks out against Icelandic Whaling

No License to Kill: Pierce Brosnan Speaks out against Icelandic Whaling

Despite the global ban on commercial whaling, Iceland has dramatically increased its slaughter of endangered fin and minke whales in recent years. The nation has killed more than 280 endangered fin whales and 200 minke whales since 2006. Efforts to end this illegal whaling have reached a pivotal moment, and actor and marine mammal activist Pierce Brosnan is helping lead NRDC’s online campaign to galvanize support for firm international action. NRDC and other groups filed a petition last December to stop Iceland’s renegade whaling. In response, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke recently certified to President Obama that Iceland is undermining the effectiveness of the International Whaling Commission by hunting whales in defiance of the commission's moratorium on commercial whaling. That certification started the clock ticking on a 60-day period during which President Obama...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/fbeinecke/no_license_to...

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