The fate of the world’s whales is in the hands of the International Whaling Commission. Each year, 70 countries that make up the IWC vote on the conditions of the worldwide whaling moratorium. Year after year, Japan lobbies to persuade other countries to vote against the moratorium, trying to reestablish commercial whaling. This heavy-handed lobbying has bought the votes of many Caribbean countries.
But, thanks to public pressure and the fear of lost tourism revenue, many island nations are siding with the whales and not the whalers. In 2009, the Commonwealth of Dominica announced they would be a whale conservation nation and now the islands of Antigua and Barbuda are on the cusp of making the same decision.
Please take action and encourage the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda to do the right thing and vote for the whales and not against them.
Be a whale friendly nation
Dear Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer ,
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]