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    URGENT, SAVE THE WHALES NOW August, 28, 2001 Dear Caring friend, The Whaling Ban survived this year at the IWC meeting. Thanks for your great help, the RMS
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      URGENT, SAVE THE WHALES NOW
      August, 28, 2001


      Dear Caring friend,

      The Whaling Ban survived this year at the IWC meeting.
      Thanks for your great help, the RMS was not voted this year.
      Next year IWC meeting will be held in Tokyo, Japan, which
      is a notoriously killing the whales and dolphins country.
      Japan just returned last Tuesday with 159 whales from
      Northern Pacific Ocean. The kills doubled . Japan's total kills this
      past year is nearly 700 whales. Whales are in the dangerous bad
      shape now. Even the PETA launched the controversial, distasteful
      "Eat Whales" campaign. Poor whales !

      Japan's Vote-buying to the poor countries continues. If not being
      stopped now, the resumption of the commercial whaling may really
      become the FACT next year in Tokyo meeting. It will be too late
      to save the whales .

      This email is very important. Please also pass to your friends,
      relatives and members. Please let's all CALL AND
      WRITE TO ALL OF THE CONTACTS BELOW.
      The Sample letter and all Contact information are enclosed .
      Thanks so much for your caring, compassion and urgent help
      for whales plight.
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      SAMPLE LETTER :
      (you may write your own letter if you wish. )
      (NOTE: Please include all of the important References in your letter .
      Please place your Name, Address and Constituent at the beginning
      and the end of the letter to get better results. ).


      FROM: Your Name,
      Your Address,
      City, State, Zip,
      U.S. Constituent

      SUBJECT: PLEASE SAVE THE WHALES NOW.


      Dear Mr. President ,

      I am urgently requesting you to :

      1: Impose Trade Sanctions against Japanese whaling.
      2: Oppose the dangerous RMS(Revised Management Scheme).
      3: Please Condemn the Japanese Vote-Buying and its continuing bribing.
      4: Please ignore the White House Council on Environmental Quality's
      secret RMS agenda.


      Japanese whaling fleet just returned from a two month voyage to the
      northern Pacific Ocean, with 159 whales killed after it killed 440 whales
      previously in April, 2001 from the Southern Ocean Sanctuary, an
      internationally protected whale "Sanctuary" located in Antarctica.
      The size of catch was almost double the number of whales Japan caught
      last year when it killed 88 in North Pacific Ocean. For the year ended
      in July , Japan killed nearly 700 whales. (see Reference # 1 )

      The Whaling Ban survived this year at the IWC meeting which just ended
      on July 27. Next year IWC meeting will be held in Japan, which is a
      notoriously killing the whales and dolphins country and its insanity to
      lead the world towards Commercial Whaling . (see Reference # 2 )

      Greenpeace expressed outrage at Japan's decision to vote against a
      proposal to protect the critically endangered Western North Pacific Gray
      whales, of which there are believed to be less than 100 left. Japan was
      the only country to vote against it. In other words, Japan wants to kill
      ALL WHALES ! (see References # 3 )

      Japanese newest excuses to kill whales is that whales eat too much .
      "That's like blaming woodpeckers for deforestation," "Whales and fish
      survived in balance in the oceans for millions of years in huge numbers.
      What depleted whales was the large commercial whaling that Japan wants
      to start up again, and what has depleted the fisheries is overfishing and
      mismanagement." said Greenpeace.

      Japanese vote buying is continuing targeting the poor countries. Without
      immediately stopping this vicious bribing, the IWC whaling ban could be
      lifted next year in Tokyo !

      Time is very urgent to save the whales more than ever .
      As your concerned Constituents, we want the Administration to take solid,
      determining actions now instead of empty bluffing like the Clinton
      Administration did before. The empty bluffing proved a complete failure.
      It only increases more of Japanese killing, more of the vote-buying,
      more of the bribing everywhere, and more of the countries vote for
      commercial whaling in IWC. Therefore, I'm strongly requesting you,
      PLEASE :

      1: Impose Trade Sanctions urgently before the resumption of the World
      Commercial Whaling in next IWC meeting in Tokyo in May , 2002.

      2: Oppose the RMS (Revised Management Scheme). It is a plan to
      formally legalize and resume the Commercial whaling and discard
      the Whaling ban completely. In no time, it will go for large scale
      of the commercial whaling to kill ALL whales.
      (please review References # 4 )

      3: Please Condemn the Japanese VOTE-BUYING :
      The Japanese government is packing the IWC with delegates from
      developing countries who are being promised Overseas Development
      Aid money IF they vote in favour of commercial whaling. This year
      Japan did not succeed in getting the votes required to overturn the
      1986 whaling moratorium. However, unless this vote buying is urgently
      countered, Japan is likely to succeed next year.
      The government of New Zealand has already made a clear public
      statement condemning Japanese vote buying. I urge US Government also
      make a strong public statement to condemn the Japanese Vote-Buying.


      4: Please ignore and oppose the President's Council on Environmental
      Quality 's secret RMS(Revised Management Scheme) agenda.
      The Council echoed last year the contention of World Wildlife Fund(WWF)
      executives that " the RMS would act as a "safety net" and protect whales
      from "over-exploitation" in the subseqent resurgent global commercial
      hunt that its ratification would create".
      The fact is that RMS will work as the stepping stone towards the
      large scale of commercial whaling worldwide in no time if it were
      approved. Approval of the RMS would be an irreversible step toward
      the return of an industry that has all but destroyed the world's whales.
      (see Reference # 4).

      While the Greenpeace, Sea Shepherd and many other environmental
      groups oppose the RMS, the WWF seemingly already accepted the
      resumption of the Commercial whaling . The WWF cries for whales
      on the surface, but the bottom line is that it actually pushes for
      Commercial whaling agenda. In the recent interview with BBC, the
      WWF had used all excuses to push for "RMS" towards commercial
      whaling. WWF shamefully stated that
      " Uncontrolled hunting of minke whales could start as early as next year"
      (see Reference # 5 )


      The background of WWF :

      WWF was founded in 1961 by trophy hunter Sir Peter Scott and
      cronies, among them captive bird-shooters Prince Philip of Britain and
      Prince Bernhardt of The Netherlands, the Whaler Aristotle Onassis.
      and then-National Rifle Association President C.R. "Pink" Gutermuth.

      WWF has successfully courted Government agencies. WWF has
      annual budget of 80 millions US dollars, one of the highest in the world.
      Animal protection donors , who contribute 46 % of WWF annual
      revenue, are appalled to find out about WWF support of sport hunting.
      On November 10, 1998, WWF stated that "WWF is not opposed to the
      killing of seals in principle." WWF was also instrumental in repealing
      the U.S. "dolphin-safe" tuna standard in 1997, after a multi-year effort,
      replacing it with a standard which allows tuna fishers to kill as many
      as 5,000 dolphins per year. WWF holds that wildlife should pay for
      itself. It falsely calls this "sustainable use", an "eco-friendly" cover
      for the notion that animals should be killed by the highest bidder !
      (see References 6 )


      With WWF's huge influence to the US Government, many experts
      have long been suspecting that WWF could be one of the major targets
      for Japanese whaling industry too just like they did to many target
      countries in the Caribbean islands for vote-buying in IWC .

      Whales are not a commodity. They are not to be killed and sold.
      They are not ours, or anyone else's, for the taking. Sea Shepherd
      Conservation Society stated that " there has never been such a thing
      as a sustainable commercial whale hunt. There is no such thing as a
      humane whale hunt.". Even the former whaler decries the killing of
      great whales is a very cruel 'blood money' . The wounded
      harpooned whales take many hours to be chased and slow death in
      excruciating pain. The cruelty is beyond imagination.
      (see References # 7 )

      The bloody, barbaric Commercial Whaling is totally, completely
      NOT acceptable to the modern world. Please save the whales
      before it is too late. Thank you.

      Sincerely,

      Your Name,
      Your Address,
      City, State, Zip
      CONSTITUENT(s).
      (Country ).

      P.S. Enclosed References list :

      1: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/010807/1/1af1j.html
      2: http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1458000/1458923.stm
      3: http://www.greenpeace.org/ ,
      please click "Whales", then click "Whaling".

      Greenpeace, Japanese whaling and its public relation campaign.
      (http://whales.greenpeace.org/reports/IWC_japan_brief.pdf )
      Greenpeace, Japan's vote buying to secure a large scale whaling :
      ( http://whales.greenpeace.org/reports/IWC_japanese_vote_buying.PDF )
      Greenpeace, Norwegian whaling, export driven industry:
      (http://whales.greenpeace.org/reports/IWC_Norway.PDF )
      Greenpeace, Whales in degraded ocean :
      (http://whales.greenpeace.org/reports/EnvironmentalThreats.pdf )
      Greenpeace: Whale Watching and Caribbean Island tourism.
      ( http://whales.greenpeace.org/reports/IWC_caribbean.PDF )

      ( http://www.greenpeace.org/, please click top bar "News" on
      July 24, July 25, July 26, July 27 , 2001)

      4: WHY WE MUST STOP RMS ? Please click following :
      http://www.seashepherd.org/campaigns/rms/rms1.html
      http://www.seashepherd.org/campaigns/rms/rms2.html
      http://www.globalwhalealliance.org/
      5: http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1458000/1458234.stm
      6: 2001 "Animal People", the leading Watchdog Report for animals
      protection worldwide.
      7: http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1456000/1456934.stm
      Please see the photo showing the blood splashing in the sky when
      the bomb exploded in whales : http://www.globalwhalealliance.org/



      (****** The Letter Ends here *******)

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      A SPECIAL NOTE :

      PLEASE BOYCOTT JAPANESE , NORWEGIAN PRODUCTS
      FOR THEIR CONTINUOUS MASSIVE KILLING OF GREAT
      WHALES FOR MORE THAN 1000 WHALES A YEAR.
      WITHOUT STOPPING , SOON ALL OF THE WHALES WILL BE
      GONE FOREVER !
      PLEASE ADVISE YOUR FRIENDS, MEMBERS, RELATIVES
      TO DO THE SAME.

      THANKS FOR YOUR CARING FOR WHALES PLIGHT.
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