photo credit WWF via Fundacion Yubarta
Personally, I'm extremely disappointed, but unfortunately not surprised.
The International Whaling Commission (IWC) has made a decision to close its doors to civil society and the media. Discussions on whether or not to lift the 24-year moratorium on commercial whaling will occur behind closed doors, unbeknownst to the public.
"The issues discussed at the IWC are of enormous public interest. We already had two years of closed doors negotiations leading up to this point, and now is the moment to open up a transparent and honest discussion," says Wendy Elliott, Species Manager at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International.
Honestly, I still can't believe we're even talking about this.
Full article here (WWF)