New Delhi: The world's animal population is under threat, thanks to climate change, as well as human practices and many influential personalities and celebrities are coming forward to contribute towards their well-being.
The latest entry on the list of such celebrities is Hollywood star Pierce Brosnan. Brosnan and his wife Keely, who have joined a campaign to save the whale population.
Their campaign aims to put a stop to Japan's scientific research whaling programme, where they kill more than 15,000 whales under the guise of science.
Brosnan penned an essay for Time magazine in which he has urged public to use their power to put an end to whaling.
"We are passionate about efforts to protect our planet's great whales and their ocean habitat. Although many people think we saved the whales in the 1970s, surprisingly, whales face more threats today than ever before," the essay read.
"Therefore, there is a genuine sense of urgency needed in the ongoing fight to protect these magnificent creatures, as well as a renewed sense of optimism."
Brosnan wrote: "This is the first IWC meeting since Japan restarted its so-called 'scientific research' whaling program in the Antarctic, after the UN International Court of Justice found it illegal."
"Since the moratorium, Japan has exploited a loophole to kill more than 15,000 whales under the guise of science. The IWC adopted 22 resolutions over the years calling on Japan to halt or restrict its 'scientific whaling research," he said in the piece.
The 63-year-old shared that the lives of whales and 'countless other species are threatened by the choices that we as humans have made and continue to make as we expand our footprint across the earth'.
'Rogue commercial whaling, noise pollution, chemical pollution, marine debris, ship strikes, climate change, ocean acidification and entanglement in fishing gear are all leading to the demise of these leviathans,' the essay read.
The 'Die Another Day' actor was recently in the news for endorsing Pan Bahar.
(With IANS inputs)