Bob Brown Foundation is here to see an end to whaling worldwide and particularly in Australian controlled waters. Japan, Norway and Iceland are still hunting whales, so we must keep up the fight.
World public opinion, not just here in Australia, opposes the bloody and illegal slaughter by the Japanese whalers. Japan is coming into the Southern Hemisphere to attack the culture of Australia which loves whales and is appalled by the massacre.
Every summer the Japanese Government sends “whale slaughter ships” for a killing season in Australia’s Antarctic waters. The whaling season stretches from late-November to March, harpooning hundreds of pregnant Minke whales in Antarctic waters each year.
The whaling has been outlawed by both the Australian Federal Court and the International Court of Justice.
In 2017 from Japan’s own reports, 122 of the 333 minke whales killed under the guise of ‘scientific research’ by Japanese whalers were pregnant. Japan had also openly reported the fact it had slaughtered whales in the Ross Sea marine protected area and the Antarctic Whale Sanctuary.
At the 67th International Whaling Commission, Japan bid to end the long-held whaling moratorium. Japan’s proposal to allow commercial whaling to resume worldwide would have led to new commercial whaling quotas being established by 2020. The proposal needed a three-quarters majority to succeed, 27 countries voted in favour of Japan's proposal and 41 against.
Australia’s Federal Government can take decisive action against the whaling in the Southern Ocean by the Japanese Government including; seek an international legal stopper on this outrageous breach of global law, send a naval vessel into the same waters as Japan’s slaughter ships to stop the slaughter or at least police the waters and document the activities of Japan.
Our Foundation is rallying people to attend our peaceful demonstrations and participate in actions to Save the Whales with us.