No Sanctuary for whales as Japanese whaling boats head to the Antarctic

Dear Friends

You would have thought that one of the safest places for whales would be the Antarctic Sanctuary – untrue!

The Japanese “scientific” whaling fleet is on its way and it is predicted that up to 1,000 whales will be killed this year, supposedly to gather scientific data but actually to keep the fleet in business and to provide the commercial market in Japan with whale meat products.

Protests pour in but seemingly to no avail.

The new Australian Government is vocal on this issue but who knows, maybe the music-mad Japanese will listen to the voice of Bryan Adams. I met him last night at a function in London and he told me that his website is carrying his views about the impending slaughter. Check out www.bryanadams.com and add your voice by writing to the Japanese Ambassador in London whose contact details are:

Mr Yoshijji Nogami
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Embassy of Japan
101 – 104 Piccadilly
London
W1J 7JT

It really makes me sick when virtually an entire global community can agree about a wildlife conservation and protection measure and yet be undermined by one or two rogue nations determined to perpetuate the unspeakable.

With the growth of whale watching around the world, it has simply got to be true that the great whales are far more valuable alive than dead.

Blogging off

Will

2 Responses to “No Sanctuary for whales as Japanese whaling boats head to the Antarctic”

  1. Jonathan Says:

    What “scientific” results can warrant the slaughter of whales on this scale in one year ?

  2. Jonathan Says:

    Just read about dolphin drives – I had no idea that so many were slaughtered each year.

    With persecution of whales, dolphins, sharks, turtles, over-fishing, pollution etc.. how can oceans cope with such an onslaught ? It seems like we have forgotten that our earth only became a living planet because of the oceans !

    Is this going to be our legacy – dead oceans and a dying planet ?

    I certainly hope not.