From grassroots to policy, we want to follow up on last week's popular podcast by introducing listeners to another amazing ambassador for the oceans – Sue Fisher, of Portland, Oregon.
Sue is interim marine policy director (international) for the Animal Welfare Institute. She's been advocating for greater protections for cetaceans through the International Whaling Commission (IWC) for the past 30 years, and she is one of the main authors of a brand new 50-year vision for the IWC. As the organization turns 75, dozens of international animal welfare groups are urging its 88 member governments to adopt the vision and accompanying recommendations for saving whales and dolphins from extinction.
Sue says there's no better time for the IWC to exert its influence and expertise to clean up the mess we humans have made in the world's oceans with plastics, pollution and over-fishing.
Calls to Action
- Download the 50 Year Vision for the IWC and watch the launch event.
- Support the Animal Welfare Institute's incredible work by easily taking action here on dozens of campaigns for sentient, more-than-human animals.
- Reduce or eliminate your seafood and plastic consumption.
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Intro music: "The Spaces Between" by Scott Buckley.
Interstitial music: "Gravitation (Remix)" by Stellardrone.