Although Australia opposes the plan, it stopped short of supporting moves by environment groups to try to prevent Japanese whaling ships from entering
the Australian whale sanctuary in Antarctic waters
I know they say it is for science but how many whales does it takes?
This is really appalling. The numbers of humpback whales are still not at a level where they can be hunted. There are only around 4000 even now.
This has nothing to do with research this is all about consumers. Even if humpback numbers were at a reasonable level, we SHOULD NOT allow this to
happen. This is cruel and barbaric and every caring compassionate person should speak out.
One of the problems is that Japan does not recognise Australia’s sovereignty over the waters of the Antarctic. This is just the excuse they need.
This is all about trade of course and that is why the approach has been a soft one, but I do not think the Australian Government would deliberately
‘turn a blind eye’ and certainly they wouldn't take a fee and let the boats in.
Let us just hope that commonsense prevails in the end.
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