Wednesday, June 16, 2010 6:43am ET by  


Leona Lewis urges whale hunting ban

Leona Lewis is urging Norway's government officials to take a stronger stand against whale hunting after shocking footage was released showing the agonising death of one of the mammals.

The singer was horrified to see the clip, which features footage of the creature dying slowly after being speared by Norwegian whalers, and she has teamed up with welfare organisation World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) to take action.

Lewis is calling on Scandinavian leaders to stop commercial whaling and sign up to become a part of a 24-year-old global whaling moratorium, before the sea creatures become extinct.