Brenda, Masumi, Yoshiko encounter a "Friendly" gray whale calf in Baja birthing lagoons
Last week, after fierce infighting the International Whaling Commission (IWC) failed to overturn the whale hunt moratorium and sanction a return to commercial whale hunting. This means that Japan and other whale-hunting countries are still defying international law when they hunt whales. Since 1986, there has been an international agreement to ban whale hunting, which most nations honored, except Japan, Iceland, and Norway. Please see my Huffington Posts and Christian Science Monitor opinion pieces on this issue and take action as there is still much work to be done, including helping to relist the gray whale to the Endangered Species List and new scientific discoveries that reveal that whales help fight climate change in our oceans.
"WHALES WORTH MORE ALIVE" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brenda-peterson/whales-worth-more-alive-u_b_609431.html
"HOW JAPAN CAN SAVE FACE -- AND SAVE WHALES" Christian Science Monitor 6.22,2010 http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2010/0622/How-Japan-can-save-face-and-whales
nd for some exhilarating video from the DVD/book WHALES: Touching the Mystery by Doug Thompson, please visit You Tube:
Here are some links to conservation groups on Getting Involved: Please make your voices heard. Everyone can make a difference.
http://220.127.116.11/wildlife/whaling.asp National Resources Defense Council</a>.
http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/wwf_offices/singapore/?193005/Commercial-whaling-could-get-green-light-for-first-time-in-nearly-25-years World Wildlife Fund
Planet Save http://planetsave.com/blog/2010/06/15/iwc-voting-on-whale-hunting-moratorium-next-week/