Brosnan reminds Obama of whale promise

Last Updated: Sun, Jun 06, 2010 18:20 hrs

Former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan has reminded US President Barack Obama of the promises he made about protecting marine life during his presidential campaign.

In a public service announcement for the International Fund for Animal Welfare, he said: 'As a candidate, you promised to end illegal whaling, and we applauded your leadership, but recent reports reveal your administration supports an international proposal, which gives Japan, Iceland and Norway the license to kill whales,' reported.

Brosnan has urged the US government to take a firm stand against whale hunting in international waters and wants Obama and other leaders to take a no-tolerance policy.

'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,' he said.

'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 added.