Stop Whaling Now

July 2011

U.S. declares Iceland in violation of whaling ban

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke formally declares that Iceland is defying the international ban on commercial whaling. The declaration starts the clock ticking on a 60-day period during which President Obama must decide whether or not to impose sanctions. During that time, Pierce Brosnan spearheads an Biogems campaign aimed at persuading President Obama to impose tough sanctions on Iceland.