Whaling an issue in Australian election
According to a poll commissioned by IFAW on Australian attitudes towards Japanese whaling, a huge 87 per cent believe the Australian Government need to do more to challenge the Government of Japan to stop whaling, with only four per cent believing the Government is doing enough.
Over two thirds (67 per cent) of respondents want the Australian Government to take legal action against the Government of Japan under international courts and tribunals – action the current Government has steadfastly refused to take. And 63 per cent felt a political party’s position on whaling would affect how they would vote at the next Federal election.
With the Australian Federal election scheduled to be held on November 24th, and the Japanese fleet set to start hunting whales on December 1st, the final week in November will be a crucial one for whales.