I couldn’t watch all 43 seconds without crying. {Video}

Via on Aug 18, 2011

Hundreds of endangered whales are being killed.

You can help. But first, I hope you’ll watch Pierce Brosnan’s powerful video. It’s just 43 seconds.

Your Voice Counts!

Send a message via NRDC.org “urging President Obama to impose tough trade sanctions on Icelandic companies tied to whaling. We need to build overwhelming pressure on the White House to help end the abhorrent practice of whaling once and for all!” Click here.

Please share this post with others to help spread the word. Thank you!

Footage: courtesy of Greenpeace; Music: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons; Photo via NRDC

NRDC’s letter to President Obama:

I respectfully urge you to impose strong sanctions on Iceland for its illegal practice of commercial whaling.

I applaud the Commerce Secretary’s recent declaration that Iceland is defying the international ban on whaling and his certification of that nation under the Pelly Amendment. However, Iceland has proven time and again that it will turn a deaf ear to international criticism that is not backed up by action. Indeed, it has responded to past diplomatic efforts by increasing its illegal slaughter of whales.

The time has come for the United States to assert leadership on this critical issue by making Iceland pay a real price for its commercial whaling program. Please take strong measures against Iceland, including the imposition of economic and/or trade sanctions against those Icelandic seafood companies with direct ties to the whaling industry.

Millions of Americans are united in total opposition to whaling. When you ran for President you vowed to ‘strengthen the international ban on commercial whaling.’ I am counting on you to uphold that promise now. Please lead the world on behalf of whale survival by imposing sanctions on Iceland. Thank you.

Click here to sign.

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About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger lives in Chicagoland with her son, husband and two cats. She loves sunrises, running, yoga, chocolate, and NYR, and has a voracious appetite for comedy. In her spare time, she blogs at myEARTH360.com and LynnHasselberger.com. A "Green Diva" and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr & @myEARTH360) and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.

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7 Responses to “I couldn’t watch all 43 seconds without crying. {Video}”

  1. Jack Weber Jack says:

    Lynn, thanks for this post. I signed he petition last week and publicized it. Whales are right there with elephants in the indescribable majesty they embody so grandly. Big hearts looking out to the whales…J*

  2. lily says:

    damn it

  3. todd says:

    Why is it okay to kil and eat blue fin tuna but not whales? Obviously signed but there is still way more work to be done.

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