by MPD
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“They [the U.S. government] seem to be in favor of allowing Japan and Norway to go out and hunt whales again. It means they can go out there and start killing whales. It’s in moratorium so it’s not determined how many they can kill. Normally, there’s no justification for killing these creatures. Scientifically, there’s no justification. So if you want to do something about stopping the possible slaughter of whales, then you have to pick up the phone and call The White House.

“That is why this film [Disney’s Oceans] is so important to be seen. I think it will inspire many young people to do good things for the ocean… That is why I’m so passionate about this movie, so people can go see it and hopefully oppose this deal agreement.

“These creatures are in jeopardy once more.”

-Actor Pierce Brosnan speaking out against a U.S. plan to allow overseas whaling. Brosnan narrates Disney’s ‘Oceans’ and has proved over the years to be quite the eco activist. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: blue is the new green. Water issues are slowly becoming more mainstream and we’re excited to see Pierce speaking his mind!

  • David

    “They [the U.S. government] seem to be in favor of allowing Japan and Norway to go out and hunt whales again.”

    Haven’t Japan and Norway been legally hunting whales for the past 24 years since the moratorium was implemented? Doesn’t this plan significantly decrease the number of whales they would be allowed to take along with a implementing a tracking and sampling plan to ensure compliance with penalties for violations?

  • Kimitake Hiraoka

    What’s his point anyway? Of course the US should be in favour of allow Japan and Norway to hunt whales. They’re not endangered. They’re animals just like pigs, cows and sheep. Also, Japan and Norway are legally entitled to the oceanic resources on the high seas. No problem with whaling at all. So why the fuss?

  • Mick

    But he doesn’t seem to mind that the U.S., Russia and Greenland are killing whales, too. From 1985 to 2008 America has killed 1,120 endangered Bowhead whales. Russia has killed 2,776 Gray whales, Greenland has killed 3,605 Minke whales, 308 Fin whales and 21 Humpback whales.

    • David

      You don’t understand. The US, Russia and Greenland aren’t Asians so it is OK.

  • lisa

    Well, let’s keeping killing all of the animals, and one of these days we are going to wake up and find we’ve killed them all, and then there won’t be any left. They keep killing these whales, and other species, they will eventually be put on the endangered list; but most people don’t care, they don’t care how many animals are killed, they care nothing about the environment nor the world they live in; it is always somebody else’ problem; to future generations, if there is a future at all, I sincerely apologize for humanities ignorance; only profit and greed rule today.

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