There is no place for whaling in our oceans

There is no place for whaling in our oceans


Thanks to World Animal Protection supporters who took action against Japan’s unlawful and inhumane hunting of whales.

In November, we were all stunned and appalled to hear that Japan is set to resume Antarctic whaling this summer.

This action is in defiance of the International Court of Justice, which ruled in 2014 that Japan’s whale hunts in Antarctica were unlawful, following a court case brought by Australia.

Japan claims they are hunting in the name of science, but there is nothing scientific about whaling - any scientific research needed to manage and conserve whales, can be done without bloodshed.

Whaling is cruel and there is no humane way to kill a whale at sea with an exploding harpoon. Many will suffer a long and agonising death.

There is no place for whaling in our oceans, and with your support, we are sending a loud and clear message to our government, and Japan, that Australians will not tolerate the hunting of whales.

The Australian Government has rallied with 32 other countries from across the globe to condemn this barbaric hunt through an official ‘demarche’, but despite this the Japanese Fisheries Agency has issued permits to allow the killing of 333 minke whales from late December.

We applaud the swift actions of our government, but we are urging them, and governments around the world, to pile much more diplomatic pressure on Japan so that they finally listen and call off the hunt for good.

Together, we have been campaigning to end whaling for decades, and none of us are ready to stop now.

There is still time to stop this terrible hunt.

Many of you have already made your voices heard. If you haven’t, join us today in letting our leaders know we are all fully behind them as they condemn the slaughter, and ask them to escalate their diplomatic action to end whaling for good.

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