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Monday, December 24, 2007

Japanese Foreign Minister Continues to Lie About Whaling Program

Japanese Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura continues asserting its whaling program saying it is "conducted based on international agreements and there is no problem in it".

Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said this week Australia will dispatch a coastguard ship and an aircraft to collect evidence against the whalers for possible international legal action against the Japanese government. The U.S., European Union, Australia and New Zealand have condemned Japan's plan to kill humpback whales as part of its annual hunt this year.

Frankly, I think this has been the best publicity Australia has gotten since Paul Hogan. Modern industrial whaling is barbaric, economically unsound, and should be stopped at all costs. If they do aerial monitoring, I hope they do it about 50 feet over the mast of the Japanese ships at 500 miles per hour.

Photo by SqueakyMarmot

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