23 Sep '11, 5am

Victory! The U.S. Fights Icelandic Whaling | Care2 Causes

Victory! The U.S. Fights Icelandic Whaling | Care2 Causes

Last month, WSPA asked Care2 members to urge President Obama to impose economic and diplomatic sanctions against Iceland due to its whaling activities. Today, WSPA is happy to announce that his decision is finally in — the president will use diplomatic measures to impede Iceland’s commercial whaling program. While the president did not impose economic sanctions on products imported into the U.S. as we would have liked, WSPA is pleased that various diplomatic measures will be put into place. This shows that the U.S. is taking steps in the right direction to hold Iceland accountable for its cruel and unnecessary whaling activities. Iceland’s Defiant Whaling Activities Iceland has repeatedly ignored international conservation agreements, including the International Whaling Commission (IWC)’s ban on whaling, and drastically increased its whaling activities and international tr...

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