Last spring, Irish actor Pierce Brosnan visited Capitol Hill to talk about whales. This year, he's taking his message directly to the president.

Earlier this year Brosnan shot a publice service announcement for the International Fund for Animal Welfare; but this time he also sent a letter to President Obama asking him not to support a proposal that would give Japan, Iceland and Norway a new license to kill whales.

'As a candidate, you promised to end illegal whaling and we applauded your leadership,' Brosnan says in the new announcement, before warning the president not to alter his stance.

In the letter to the Commander in Chief, Brosnan writes that 'Change we can believe in' can and should extend beyond America's shores to benefit the whales. At a time when wildlife is being decimated along America's south east coast, it's probably a good time to reflect on the disasters that humans can visit on the welfare of the planet.