WE MUST ACT QUICKLY!!!
Received from Avaaz – Posted: 15 October 2012
Within days, governments could begin turning wide stretches of the Antarctic ocean into the world’s largest marine sanctuary, saving the habitat of whales, penguins, and thousands of other polar species from industrial fishing fleets. But they won’t act unless we speak out now.
Most countries support the sanctuary, but Russia, South Korea and a few others are threatening to vote it down so they can plunder these seas now that others have been fished to death. This week, a small group of negotiators will meet behind closed doors to make a decision. A massive people-powered surge could break open the talks, isolate those attempting to block the sanctuary, and secure a deal to protect over 6 million square kilometers of the precious Antarctic ocean.The whales and penguins can’t speak for themselves, so it’s up to us to defend them. Let’s change negotiators’ minds with a massive wave of public pressure – Avaaz will surround the meeting with hard-hitting ads, and together we’ll deliver our message to delegates via a deafening cry on social networks. Sign and share this urgent petition.– Leonardo DiCaprio, with the Avaaz team
Please click below to sign the petition ~ we can make a million (almost there) signatures with your help.
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IT’S JUST HEARTBREAKING TO THINK ‘MASS SLAUGHTER’ OF THESE GENTLE MAJESTIC MAMMALS!
WE HAVE TO DO OUT PART – THIS IS UNCONSCIONABLE!!!
I am re-blogging my original blog: “TELL JAPAN: NO FUKUSHIMA DISASTER FUNDS FOR BRUTAL WHALE SLAUGHTER!” which I posted last January 14th. I noticed today that THIS PETITION IS STILL OPEN. This time I am including the information from Avaaz‘s web site:
“593,045 have signed. Help us get to 750,000 – Posted: 14 December 2011
Right now, the Japanese whaling fleet is barreling south to hunt thousands of majestic whales, escorted by a 30 million dollar security force paid for out of the tsunami disaster relief fund!
Anti-whaling champions were successfully blocking the Japanese whale hunt — which is exactly why the Japanese government decided to swipe money from relief efforts to stop the activists from bothering the boats while they engage in their brutal slaughter.
If we can stop the whaling security and get the relief money back for desperate Japanese citizens still languishing in radioactive hotspots, we could help end the whale hunt for good. Japanese PM Noda is already under enormous pressure after scandalous failures to compensate victims of the nuclear disaster.
A massive global outcry can spark outrage inside and outside Japan and force Noda to use precious relief funds to save people, not kill whales – Please sign the petition and share this campaign with everyone.”
Tell Japan: no #Fukushima disaster funds for brutal whale slaughter! Sign @Avaaz petition here: http://www.avaaz.org/en/japan_disaster_funds_whaling_d/?wdGJicb
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The western gray whale is on the edge of extinction. There are probably fewer than 130 remaining with less than 26 breeding females. Every year, they come to feed off the coast of Sakhalin Island, Russia, but now a new oil platform threatens the survival of this critically endangered whale.
On the Eastern coast of Russia, the Sea of Ocutzk is a unique and critical environment home to as few as 130 western gray whales with only 26 breeding females remaining.
Their crucial habitat is under immense threat!. These whales teeter on the verge of extinction. Expanding oil and gas operations in the Sea of Ocutzk threaten the safety and inevitable extinction of these great whales.
With as few as 130 whales, the western gray whale teeters on the edge of extinction. Their critical feeding ground off the Coast of Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East is now under threat.
WWF floated an 11 metre western gray whale down the River Thames this week, to highlight the plight faced by one of the world’s most endangered whales.
“Whale Movie” – the last 130 —- WWF Saving the Western Grey Whale.
Here is a rather cobbled together movie of the making , delivery to the docks and sailing up the Thames. Whale created by Ray Brooks with Ned Pamphilon and Kieren Wimbush , through http://www.walktheplank.co.uk for WWF . January 2012.
WWF is stepping in to try and help. You can help them too.
Sign up to help:
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