Pierce Brosnan urges global ban on whale hunting

Last Updated: Sun, Apr 25, 2010 12:30 hrs

Former Bond star Pierce Brosnan is urging people to request the government to put a ban on whale hunting all around the world.

The Irish actor became passionate about preserving marine life since narrating new Disney nature documentary Oceans, which explores the seas and what lies beneath them. He wants officials to take a no-tolerance policy, reports hollywood.com.

'They (US government) seem to be in favour of allowing Japan and Norway to go out and hunt whales again. 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,' hollywood.com quoted him as saying.

'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.'

He hopes his new nature film will encourage youngsters to fight to save the world's whales.

'That is why this film is so important to be seen. 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,' said Brosnan.

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