More Walkers Wanted to
Aid Fight Against Whaling!
Plans by Greenland and Iceland to resume whaling has prompted a fresh appeal by Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary for volunteers to join in a sponsored 'Walk for Whales' on Sunday 12th July 2009.
If the two countries get their way at the International Whaling Commission in Madeira, their whale hunts together with a planned escalation by the Norwegian whaling fleet would make Europe a bigger killer of whales than Japan.

The sponsored walk from the SEA LIFE Sanctuary is raising funds to help the Whale And Dolphin Conservation Society in its fight to bring an end to whaling.
Photo courtesy of Duncan Murrell
″These moves by Iceland and Greenland make it more important than ever that we support WDCS and help fund its campaigning to keep the pressure on Governments to maintain the current international ban on whaling,″ said Chris Clarke of the SEA LIFE Sanctuary.

″There is no humane way to kill a whale at sea. This is a barbaric industry that has already in the past driven many whale species to the brink of extinction.

″We'd like everyone who feels as we do to support the Walk for Whales and help bring an end to the slaughter.″

The WDCS's community and events manager Peter Lewis added that the Walks offered a fantastic opportunity for whole families to have a great day out and register their opposition to whaling at the same time.

The SEA LIFE centre is also offering everyone who takes part free admission to enjoy its marine life displays at the end of their walk.

To register and get a sponsorship form call the WDCS Press Office on 012489 449 534, 07834 498 277 or e-mail
Issued by the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary
For more details contact Nigel Croasdale or Chris Clarke on 01485 533576

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