We urge Norway’s prime minister to stop cruel whale experiments
Hi there and welcome to your June whale and dolphin news.
Thank you to everyone who signed our petition on change.org calling on Norway’s Prime Minister, Jonas Gahr Støre to stop cruel experiments on young minke whales.
We tried to get a Norwegian minister to accept the petition but we were met with refusal after refusal. So, our petition starter Vicky Moens made this heartfelt video and we sent a Norwegian version directly to the PM’s office, representing almost 100,000 of you.
We need to keep up the pressure and you can help by sending an email or tweet. It’s all set up for you on our action page and will take just a couple of minutes.
In other news, our team is at the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon this week talking to policymakers about the vital roles whales play in our fight against the climate crisis. I’ll let you know how we got on in next month’s enews.
Until then, on behalf of all of us at WDC, thank you for your support – we wouldn’t be here to do any of this without you and we are truly grateful you are with us.
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BBC Wildlife partnership
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