21 Aug '11, 7pm

Hayden Panettiere Applauds Obama’s Stand Against Icelandic Whaling

Hayden Panettiere Applauds Obama’s Stand Against Icelandic Whaling

Hayden Panettiere has voiced her support for President Obama’s stance on Iceland’s whaling. In 2006, Iceland resumed its whaling operations despite a moratorium on commercial whaling established by the International Whaling Commission in 1986. While many have criticized Obama for backing down on his campaign promises to protect whales and supporting efforts to lift the ban on commercial whaling , the president is now condemning Iceland’s disregard for the moratorium. According to the Associated Press, Obama’s administration “will cite Iceland under a domestic law that allows the president to act against foreign nationals or countries who flout international animal conservation rules.” The United States has now threatened political and trade sanctions against Iceland. Hayden Panettiere, a vegetarian and spokesperson for The Whaleman Foundation ‘s Save The Whales Again campa...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/07/28/hayden-panettiere-appl...

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