Halt the Harpooning
In 2007, Lord Ashcroft intervened to try to prevent the Japanese from overturning the ban on whale hunting. In conjunction with the Environmental Investigations Agency, a campaigning organisation, he commissioned an unprecedented television advertising campaign.
The advertising campaign tried to persuade six small Caribbean nations – Antigua and Barbuda; Dominica; Grenada; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – not to back the Japanese plan to overturn the whaling ban. Lord Ashcroft spent some £250,000 on this campaign telling one British newspaper: “I just happen to like whales – it is beyond my comprehension that the Japanese plan to harpoon 50 humpback whales.”
It’s time for Norway to halt the barbaric slaughter
ConservativeHome.com article on Norway’s whaling industry, published on 01 April 2021.
Rich, liberal and barbaric
Why will Norway defy international outrage and embark on the brutal slaughter of hundreds of majestic minke whales?
In conjunction with the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Caribbean Whale Friends, Lord Ashcroft and the Ashcroft Foundation sponsored a television advertising campaign in the Caribbean to help protect whales.