On Tuesday 1st December, Japan's whaling fleet departed for the Southern Ocean to resume so-called 'scientific whaling' in the Antarctic. This is despite the International Court of Justice striking down Japan’s previous 'scientific' whaling programme in March 2014.
Japan has designed a 'new' programme to resume killing whales in the name of science and plans to cruelly slaughter nearly 4,000 whales over the next 12 years in an expanded Antarctic killing zone.
Last month, Japan also moved to exempt itself from any future cases about scientific whaling at the International Court of Justice.
Write to your local MP and ask them to urge the Turnbull government to challenge Japan’s plan to resume whaling and lack of regard for international law.
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