When asked about her tweet, Kennedy told the Today Show that she had "no regrets."
"That was a US policy. I hope I'm an effective ambassador, and sometimes that means working behind the scenes and sometimes that means speaking out."
Now, the U.S. joins countries like Australia and New Zealand, who have both expressed opposition to the country's whaling program. Australia (with New Zealand's support) even brought a lawsuit against Japan over the Antarctic whaling program that culminated in the hunt being called "unscientific" and ordered to halt.
Despite a decades-old international moratorium on commercial whaling, Japan, Norway and Iceland continue to kill thousands of whales every year under the guise of "scientific research" and banner of "tradition." Join us in demanding that these defiant whaling nations put an end the deadly practice once and for all.