UPDATE: Shortly after we shared this leaked proposal, we were contacted by a senior US official who assured us that the US will NOT be proposing any resolution on Annex P (which discusses the validity of so-called “research” whaling) at the upcoming International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting. We also were informed that the draft language in the leaked proposal will NOT be used. Greenpeace is optimistic about being able to support this new position.
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