Safeguarding Whales

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.”

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Safeguarding 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.

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