posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 09:46 AM
Obama breaking a campaign promise? No!!!
Environmentalists, already peeved with the administration’s handling of the Gulf oil spill, are accusing President Obama of breaking his campaign
pledge to end the slaughter of whales.
The administration argues that the new deal will save thousands of whales over the next decade by stopping the three countries from illegally
exploiting loopholes in the moratorium.
But environmentalists aren't buying it.
"That moratorium on commercial whaling was the greatest conservation victory of the 20th century. And in 2010 to be waving the white flag or bowing
to the stubbornness of the last three countries engaged in the practice is a mind-numbingly dumb idea," Patrick Ramage, the whaling director at the
International Fund for Animal Welfare, told FoxNews.com.
Several environmental groups have joined forces to pressure Obama to withdraw his support for the deal before the whaling commission votes June 20 in
Morocco on whether to lift the ban that was championed by President Reagan.
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