The people of Iceland have chosen a new Prime Minister, Johanna Sigurdardottir. A well known opponent Iceland’s whaling whaling, before the election, Ms Sigurdardottir’s interim government made clear its opposition to Iceland’s whaling legacy.
In the coming month, while the Prime Minister and her colleagues are busy creating a new government and working to regenerate the nation’s economy, Iceland has a real chance to end decades of damaging policy, by becoming a world leader in whale conservation.
Please ask Ms Sigurdardottir to make the best of this important opportunity: by cancelling Iceland’s five year commercial whaling quota, and ensuring that Iceland’s representative at this year’s International Whaling Commission meeting votes for whale conservation, firmly establishing Iceland as an environmental model for other nations to follow.
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