Stop Whaling Now

September 2011

President Obama imposes diplomatic sanctions

Led by actor and mammal activist Pierce Brosnan, more than 100,000 NRDC Members and BioGems Defenders send messages to the White House urging President Obama to penalize Iceland for its illegal whaling practices. Prompted in part by public pressure, the President imposes diplomatic sanctions on Iceland to end the country's commercial whaling and sends a message that the continued slaughter of whales will not be tolerated.