By Tim Saunders on
Pierce Brosnan is urging governments of the world to say no to plans to allow commercial whaling.
The actor – who narrates the Disney documentary Oceans – is outraged that US and other governments may relax anti whaling laws.
“They [the U.S. government] seem to be in favor of allowing Japan and Norway to go out and hunt whales again,” says Brosnan. “It means they can go out there and start killing whales. It’s in moratorium so it’s not determined how many they can kill. Normally, there’s no justification for killing these creatures. Scientifically, there’s no justification. So if you want to do something about stopping the possible slaughter of whales, then you have to pick up the phone and call The White House.”
The International Whaling Commission has announced plans which would effectively allow whaling catch limits in a move that has angered anti-whaling countries such as Australia and New Zealand. The proposal would allow Japan to legally slaughter 400 whales every year for the next five years. The plan would also allow the catching of 10 endangered fin whales annually.
“That is why this film [Disney’s Oceans] is so important to be seen,” said Brosnan. "I think it will inspire many young people to do good things for the ocean… That is why I’m so passionate about this movie, so people can go see it and hopefully oppose this deal agreement.
“These creatures are in jeopardy once more.”
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