The whales need you
In March 2014, the International Court of Justice ruled
that Japan’s whale hunts in Antarctica were unlawful, following a court case
brought by Australia. This prevented Japan from going ahead with the hunt last
summer, but it was a short reprieve.
Now Japan says it no longer recognises the jurisdiction
of the International Court of Justice over whales. Since last summer, the
Japanese whaling fleet has used Special Permits to hunt more than 300 Minke
whales, including 200 pregnant females, 25 Bryde’s whales and 90 Sei whales.
They have plans for another whale hunt in the Southern Ocean this summer.
You can ask Japan’s
Ambassador to Australia to convey your firm opposition to Japan’s scientific
whaling program back to his government. Send a quick and respectful letter now.