SAVE THE WHALES NOW. (8/28/01)
- 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.
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,
City, State, Zip,
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,
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.
City, State, Zip
P.S. Enclosed References list :
3: http://www.greenpeace.org/ ,
please click "Whales", then click "Whaling".
Greenpeace, Japanese whaling and its public relation campaign.
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:
Greenpeace, Whales in degraded ocean :
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 :
6: 2001 "Animal People", the leading Watchdog Report for animals
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 *******)
CONTACT INFORMATION :
1 : PLEASE CALL AND WRITE TO PRESIDENT BUSH :
(Please remember to sign your Name, Address and "Constituent".)
Please address to : Dear Mr. President ,
The President George W. Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500
Tel: 202-456-1414 ( 9am-5pm, stay on line to talk to the operator)
Fax: 202-456-2461 (in U.S.A.)
E-mail: president@... (@... )
Please also CC to First Lady Laura Bush and
Vice President Dick Cheney and Mrs. Cheney and some
cabinet members :
Please copy the following address and paste to CC field(in your email).
Note: it must have a comma between addresses.
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2: Contact Secretary of COMMERCE :
CALL, FAX TO HIM DIRECTLY
IS THE BEST WAY TO CONTACT HIM.
Please address to :
The Honorable Secretary Donald Evans
Office of the Secretary
U.S. Department of Commerce
14th & Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20230
Tel: 202-482-2112 (in U.S.A. )
Fax: 202-482-2741 (in U.S.A. )
Email : DEvans@... (@... )
3: U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell :
(Please address to : Dear Secretary of State , )
The Honorable Secretary Colin Powell,
U.S. Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State
Washington, D.C. 20520
Tel: (202) 647-4000 (in U.S.A. )
Fax: 202-261-8577 (in U.S.A.)
Email : Secretary@... (@... )
Mr. GUDES, SCOTT B.
Acting Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere and
14TH & CONST AVE NW
WASHINGTON DC 20230-0001
Fax : (202)482-1041 (In USA )
Email: Scott.B.Gudes@... (@... )
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and PASTE it into the BCC field in your email.
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Then type your letter and then hit Send .
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"U.S. Constituents" if you live in US. :
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begining of the letter (email) as well as at the end of the letter.
This should reach to most of the US Senators.
(ATTENTION: PLEASE DO NOT ABUSE THIS LIST
The most important tools to communcate with the Congress
is by Phone Calls , Faxes, Postal Mails!!!)
( NOTE: If the address is not clear, you may refer :
The following Senators do not have Email address.
You can send email thru their web sites.
Please click each one of them :
The following two Senators do not have Email address
nor Website either, please CALL them :
a: Senator Ben Nelson(D-NE):
Tel: (202) 224-6551
b: Senator Mark Dayton (D - MN)
Tel: (202) 224-3244
PLEASE also contact your own two US Senators, Call/Fax them.
(Address to : Dear Honorable Senator ......., )
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.