In conjunction with the Environmental Investigation Agency, a leading campaigning organisation, Lord Ashcroft commissioned an unprecedented television advertising campaign to persuade six small Caribbean nations - Antigua & Barbuda; Dominica; Grenada; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines - not to back Japanese-inspired plans to overturn the ban on commercial whale hunting.

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Please click here to read a message from Lord Ashcroft on the advertising campaigns impact.

In 2008 the Government of Dominica withdrew its support for Japan's whaling policies and abstained on votes in favour of Japan.

Prime Minister Skerrit said the stance would protect whales for future generations.