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Obama Under Fire for Backing Deal to Lift Global Ban on Commercial Whaling

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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

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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posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 10:19 AM
It seems Obama wants to see whales exterminated before the oil does it.

After the recent Okinawa debacle he needs to get the Japanese as friend.

$%% you dolphin, %^%^ you whale!

[edit on 6-6-2010 by Grey Magic]

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 10:32 AM
1) What is a moratorium?
2) How many minke whales are there?
3) How many whales will be allowed to be caught under the proposed system?

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 12:30 PM
This thread seems to be catching on better, catchy title and all:

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 12:48 PM
reply to post by broahes

I also reported a possible return to commercial whaling here...

Unfortunately i didn’t include Obama in the title so it was ignored

I would also like to point out that the plan to return to whaling was first put together by the Bush administration.... Check out the thread if you are interested...

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 12:50 PM
Is he dumb? has he totally lost the plot?? :s

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 12:55 PM
reply to post by Muckster

Thanks mate. Didn't mean to step on your toes, sorry I missed the thread.

Thanks for the heads up.


posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 01:02 PM
reply to post by broahes

LOL... u didn’t step on my toes haha

It wasn’t a very popular thread anyway... no reply’s... just wanted to make a point about how most people don’t seem to care about the environment unless there is a political agenda behind it... Certainly not an attack against you my friend

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 07:17 PM
Sorry if I stepped on anyone's toes. I typed "whaling ban" into the search box, but nothing came up that was current.

Anyway, this is important stuff.

Glad it's getting out matter how it does....

Smiles all...

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 07:22 PM
reply to post by MRuss

i agree... it is an important topic and it doesn’t matter who it comes from...


[edit on 6-6-2010 by Muckster]

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 09:40 PM
Obama is becoming more, and more like Bush. Can't we ever have a decent president?

posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 02:48 AM
Tell Obama what you think..

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