However, the plans are powerless to stop Japanese whaling—one of the most
serious threats to whale recovery.
“It is all well and good for Australia to attempt to put her own house in
order but there are other governments that are determined to tear the house down
brick by brick,” said Darren Kindleysides, of IFAW Asia Pacific.
Japan currently kills up to 440 minke whales in the Antarctic for so-called
‘scientific’ purposes. Reports indicate that Japan intends to increase
this catch to more than 800 minke whales and add two further