RECORD numbers of whales face being slaughtered on Britain's doorstep this year despite a global ban on whaling, campaigners revealed today.
Marian Locksley's insight:
"The UK can take the lead and demand the EU follow in applying sanctions to enforce a ban on the obscenely cruel and unnecessary slaughter of whales that the public demands and the whales desperately need."
Kitty Block, Vice President of Humane Society International, said: Countries like Japan, Iceland and Norway must cease undermining, and in Japan's case violating, the whaling moratorium, by killing whales for commercial gain.
"We're looking to the IWC and all whale-friendly nations to hold a firm line."
Three conservation groups last week urged the IWC and Governments to take action to force Iceland to stop commercial whaling.
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Opposition MPs in Iceland have demanded a review of whaling, questioning any economic benefits and fearing damage to Iceland's reputation overseas (Opposition MPs in Iceland demand economic review of whaling http://t.co/kbSvzoJnlP...
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