8728 Dead Whales - Does Japan have enough samples yet?
The 2007/2008 whaling season has ended with the Government of Japan’s whalers having killed 551 whales. While the hunt wasn’t as bad as it could have been – the quota was 985 whales - as far as IFAW is concerned one harpooned whale is one too many.
So this brings the grand total of whales Japan has killed in the Southern Ocean for so-called ‘science’ to 8728. The question is – when will they have enough samples?
While pro-conservation nations vocally condemn whaling activities, the Government of Japan is just getting away with breaching several international treaties and tribunals. Clearly words are not enough. IFAW continues to recommend that Australia challenges Japan through international treaties and tribunals, such as the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, to bring an end to scientific whaling once and for all.
Check out www.stopwhaling.com.au to find out how you can be part of IFAW’s campaign to stop whaling.