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奧巴馬總統:你承諾過要終止這場屠殺的

2010 April 23
by prejudice

奧巴馬總統:你承諾過要終止這場屠殺的

致奧巴馬總統的廣告

奧巴馬總統:
你承諾過要終止這場屠殺的
President Obama:
You promised to end this slaughter.

 

為何美國現在卻帶頭反對將此立法?
Why is US now leading the fight to legalize it?

 

敬愛的奧巴馬總統:
Dear President Obama:

  當還是總統候選人之時,你就承諾「要力阻商業捕鯨」,並表態「絕不再讓日本繼續商業捕鯨」。(零八年三月十六日言)
As a candidate for President, you promised “to strengthen the moratorium on commercial whaling,” stating that “Allowing Japan to continue commercial whaling is unacceptable.” (3/16/08)

  事實上呢,《紐約時報》頭版(一零年四月十五日)就報導你們政府現在正「領軍」國際捕鯨委員會促成一項決議,允許日本、挪威及冰島在二十四年國際禁令後繼續合法商業捕鯨。
Instead, the New York Times front page (4/15/10) reports that your administration is now “leading an effort” within the International Whaling Commission to broker a deal allowing Japan, Norway and Iceland to legally resume commercial whaling despite a 24-year international ban.

That is why environmental organizations and scientists worldwide object to this unseemly back-room deal.

Legalizing commercial whaling won’t end it.

Instead of rewarding Japan for decades of illegal whaling — and the kiling of tens of thousands of whales — you and your administration should be continuing the decades of American leadership that began with Ronald Reagan’s championing of the 1986 international ban on commercial whaling.

Your adminstration’s officials claim in the media that this deal legalizing commercial whaling will save whales. But the truth is that the deal sanctions 10 years of continued whaling — with no agreement for phasing it out! Such misleading statement have created a servere credibility gap for your administration.

We ask you to honor your promise, stop the sellout, and save the whales.

You can help!
Text “IFAW” to 30644
visit www.ifaw.org/stopthesellout
or call 1 (800) 932-4329

IFAW
INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR ANIMAL WELFARE
WWW.IFAW.ORG

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