Pierce Brosnan seems to be getting into his latest role, animal and environmental advocate. He is calling for an end to Iceland’s whale hunt.
The actor has teamed up with the National Resources Defense Council and is leading their campaign to stop Icelandic whaling. In a recent post on OnEarth, Brosnan said “Last December, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and other groups filed a petition to stop Iceland’s rogue whaling. In response, the U.S. Commerce Secretary recently declared that Iceland is defying the international ban on commercial whaling. That declaration started the clock ticking on a 60-day period during which President Obama must decide whether or not to impose trade sanctions on Iceland.”
Brosnan wants the president to impose sanctions until Iceland stops defying the ban on commercial whaling, established by the International Whaling Commission in 1986. He also stated “President Obama should begin by targeting imports from those Icelandic seafood companies directly tied to the whaling industry.” He has asked that the public speak up in order to get the president to take action to stop Iceland’s hunt of endangered fin and minke whales, and provided a link to the NRDC’s letter to President Obama that you can fill out and send online.
Along with this current campaign, Brosnan also worked with the NRDC last year in opposition to a proposal at the IWC to re-legalize commercial whaling. He is also on the Board of Advisors for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.