Saturday, October 21, 2006

vote g.o.p. or DIE

like wounded animals, the repugs are desperate. in this ad to appear nationally starting tomorrow, the clock is ticking...

i'm dvtv rich, and i do not approve of this ad.

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Blogger cherrydragonut said...

This week the government of Iceland has announced that they intend to resume whaling
after over 20 years. Please, let's put pressure on them by writing to the ambassador.

http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw/general/default.aspx?oid=474&aid=7623&msource=DR060902057 &tr=y&auid=2085332



Iceland to hunt endangered whales


Stop Iceland Whaling Now


Dear ______,

A few weeks ago I told you about a Japanese commercial hunt in which an estimated 20,000 dolphins are “herded” with boats into shallow bays, caught in a massive net and cruelly butchered with knives and spears.

Now Iceland has joined Japan in its shame, announcing this week it will commercially hunt whales again for the first time in more than two decades, in blatant defiance of international reguations.

Send a letter to the Icelandic Embassy telling them to call off their first commercial whale hunt in twenty years. Cut and paste:

http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw/general/default.aspx?oid=474&aid=7623&msource=DR060902057 &tr=y&auid=2085332

Permits have been granted by Icelands Ministry of Fisheries for the hunting of 30 minke whales and nine endangered fin whales. A whaling ship has already left port to begin the killing as I write this. Iceland already hunts whales for so-called “scientific” purposes, exploiting an IWC loophole – though the meat from the whales killed for “science” is sold commercially within Iceland.

Yet few Icelanders eat whale meat regularly (only 1.1% of Icelanders eat whale meat once a week or more, Gallup poll); and there is limited, if any, world market for the meat. Furthermore, a growing number of jobs in Iceland depend on the increasingly popular whale-watching industry.

A flagrant disregard for international agreements to protect whales

Despite the global outcry and a ban on whaling since 1986, Iceland, like Japan, continues to kill whales using cruel methods, claiming it must slaughter these majestic creatures in the name of science. But scientists have long agreed that there's no need to kill whales in order to study them. What's worse, whale meat has been proven to contain dangerously high levels of mercury, even though it is sold in supermarkets, restaurants and even school cafeterias in Japan.

Commercial whaling is an outmoded, unnecessary and cruel industry that should have ended a century ago with the use of whale oil lamps. The government of Iceland should be supporting its nations thriving and growing whale watching industry rather than sinking money and political capital into the resumption of cruel whale hunts.

It's quite rare for Iceland's embassy to receive an outpouring of public comments on a political issue. That's why it's not too late to have an impact! Please send a message today to protest Iceland's terrible decision to resume commercial whale hunting, by going to :

http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw/general/default.aspx?oid=474&aid=7623&msource=DR060902057 &tr=y&auid=2085332.

Thanks for all you do,

Fred O’Regan
President and CEO

P.S. Please let others know about Iceland’s plan to resume commercial whaling. Forward this email to as many others as you can so their voice may also be heard.

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