Greenpeace demonstrates with corpses

29th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

29 May 2007, THE HAGUE – Environmental organisation Greenpeace demonstrated outside the Parliament buildings today with dead dolphins and whales. The organisation wants the Netherlands to take a leading role in protecting these animals.

29 May 2007

THE HAGUE – Environmental organisation Greenpeace demonstrated outside the Parliament buildings today with dead dolphins and whales. The organisation wants the Netherlands to take a leading role in protecting these animals.

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) is meeting in the US state of Alaska this week. According to Greenpeace, 300,000 whales and dolphins die each year after becoming entangled in fishing nets. The organisation wants more and larger marine reservations to be designated so that the populations of threatened species can be restored.

The animal corpses on display in The Hague on Tuesday have all been washed ashore on beaches throughout Europe over the past few months. They animals were injured by fishing nets and ships' propellers. The bodies were frozen by Greenpeace and will be displayed in cities throughout Europe this week to raise public awareness to the problem.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

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