Reports are saying that six countries that make up the International Whaling Commission drafting group, which includes Australia, have proposed that Japan can kill more whales in the North Pacific as long as they kill less in the Southern Ocean.
Japanese whalers could hunt a regulated number of minke whales in its coastal waters, and take many more whales in the North Pacific, under the plan.
In exchange Japan would agree to one of two offers: either to phase out scientific whaling in the Antarctic entirely, or to impose an annual Southern Ocean limit.
Well, that’s OK then? Um…. no it’s not. Is this just another example of the pragmatism of the Rudd government?
Not happy, Kevin.
Here is a video that scaper found on the slaughter of the whales.