World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)

World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)

November 02, 2006 08:09 ET

Buy Back a Whale's Life

Help WSPA stop the suffering: buy an Icelandic whale's freedom on eBay!

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor, World News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA RELEASE--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 2, 2006) - What price would you put on the life of a whale? An endangered fin whale would cost in Iceland around $200,000. The World Society Protection of Animals (WSPA) is selling whales on e-bay to help raise money and spare its life.

Bidding starts today on eBay via www.wspa-international.org/ebay and runs until Remembrance Day.

Since 17th October, Iceland has killed five endangered fin whales. And this is just the beginning. Its hunting quota for the year permits a further 30 minke whales and four fin whales to face an agonizing death by explosive harpoon. Despite worldwide condemnation, Iceland is refusing to end the hunt. WSPA want to show them just how much opposition there is to the cruelty of whaling.

In a radical bid to make Iceland rethink its actions, WSPA is selling these whales on eBay. People can make a $10 donation towards the first fin whale's life. The more donations, the faster more whales lives will be freed.

For every whale purchased, WSPA will offer the Icelandic government the market value of one fin whale. In return, its life must be spared.

If Iceland doesn't accept the money every penny raised will go directly to WSPA's anti-whaling campaign. These funds are essential in enabling WSPA to help local groups lobby their governments in whaling countries around the world.
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Contact Information

  • Celecia Partap, Media Manager, World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)
    Primary Phone: 416-526-4743
    Secondary Phone: 416-369-0044 ext. 106
    Toll-Free: 800-363-9772
    E-mail: partap@wspa.ca