Ananova has reported that actor Pierce Brosnan has attacked Japan's plans to return to full-time commercial whaling according to 'The Sunday Mirror'.
Brosnan, who is a part of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, said, "The governments of Japan and Norway need to hear our voices again." He also called on them to "stop this madness before it's too late".
A worldwide ban on killing whales was introduced in 1986 after hunting of minke, sperm and Bryde's whales brought them to the brink of extinction. However, neither Japan nor Norway endorsed the agreement. Last year alone the number of whales killed rose to a high of 1,275.