The island is located in the southern Caribbean just north of Venezuela and is one of the last few countries in the 21st century to still hunt whales and dolphins. Under rules set forth by the International Whaling Commission, whaling is allowed when done by “indigenous people to satisfy subsistence needs,” according to the organization’s website. The nation is allowed to kill four whales every year and it has reportedly slaughtered six since 2015.
But that could soon change, with Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. the Hon Ralph E Gonsalves now wanting to pass a law to ban the killing of whales. But he needs to know people support legislation prohibiting the killing of whales and dolphins. Send a polite email to the Prime Minister now at: firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know animal lovers worldwide won’t stand for this animal cruelty any longer. Please also send this post to your friends and family and urge them to send a quick email too. A one minute email could mean life and death for an orca!