The Japanese Government has announced they are leaving the International Whaling Commission (IWC) – turning their back on global whale conservation! Reports indicate they will end their whaling program in our Southern Oceans, a win for our whales. Australians have been fighting for decades to get the whalers out of the Antarctic.
But this victory will be bittersweet if it comes with unchecked commercial whaling by Japan in their own waters, as they have announced to the media.
Tell Japan to bring their fleet home immediately, end whaling and get back with the program on global whale conservation efforts.
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