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Greenpeace activists deliver over 7,000 petitions to Japanese Embassy

by Mike Gaworecki

November 13, 2009

Greenpeace activists delivered over 7,000 "Stop Whaling" petitions to the Japanese Embassy in Washington, D.C today, just hours before President Obama was scheduled to travel to Japan. As Michelle wrote yesterday, there is a very real possibility that Japan’s whaling program could be ended soon. That’s why we took the opportunity to send the message to Japan that they should stop whaling in the Southern Ocean international whale sanctuary, and use Obama’s visit as a chance to make that announcement to the world.

Check out these pics from the delivery event today:

If you want to lend your voice to the call for Japan to stop slaughtering whales, sign our petition urging President Obama to to talk about whale conservation with the new Japanese Prime Minister.

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