Pierce Brosnan teamed up with Fred O’Regan of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to write a letter to President Barack Obama encouraging the 44th President to not endorse a plan proposed by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) that would end the international ban on commercial whaling.
The plan, which would lift a worldwide whaling moratorium that has been in place since 1986, would be devastating to the giant mammals who already face more threats today than ever before due to illegal commercial whaling and habitat destruction.
“From the shores of Cape Cod to the California coast and across the political spectrum, Americans love whales,” the pair writes. “Five national surveys commissioned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) over the past decade show overwhelming majorities of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents want these intelligent, gentle creatures protected for future generations.”
In a video that accompanies the letter Brosnan reminds the President that, as a candidate, he promised to end illegal whaling. Unfortunately recent reports indicate that the Obama administration plans to support the IWC proposal.
The fate of the whales will be determined later this month when the International Whaling Commission (IWC) converges at an annual meeting in Agadir, Morocco.
Read Pierce Brosnan‘s letter on The Huffington Post.