Illegal Hunts in Whale Sanctuary Must Be Stopped

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Target: Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull

Goal: Help locate Japanese whaling fleets before they illegally hunt and kill hundreds of whales in the Antarctic sanctuary.

Japanese whaling ships have been hunting in the Southern Ocean for two months and plan to kill over 300 whales this season alone. This is despite the International Court of Justice having ruled this program illegal. Whales are cruelly pursued and slaughtered for their meat. Not only is commercial whaling against the law, it is especially illegal in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, a protected area for the whales.

However, the governments of neighboring countries Australia and New Zealand have done little to enforce international law and protect whales. Non-profit Sea Shepherd is the only group working hard to stop the Japanese fleets, but limited resources and the vast area there is to protect are making the task difficult.

Sea Shepherd founder Captain Paul Watson says he expected that “Australia or New Zealand would uphold their obligations as responsible members of the International Whaling Commission, to send a ship to intercept the Japanese whaling fleet,” but this has not occurred. Sea Shepherd is calling on these countries’ authorities to reveal the whalers’ location, so that the conservation group can intervene and prevent further killing.

Sign this petition urging the Australian government to provide Sea Shepherd with the coordinates of the Japanese fleet, so that it can step in and protect whales.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prime Minister Turnbull,

Japanese whaling ships have been hunting in the Southern Ocean for two months now and plan to carry on slaughtering whales until March. This is illegal under international law, as ruled by the International Court of Justice. Moreover, whales are supposedly protected in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

Nonetheless, your government has done nothing to stop Japanese ships and protect whales, thus failing to uphold Australia’s obligations as a responsible member of the International Whaling Commission. You have the power to help stop this massacre by simply disclosing the illegal whalers’ coordinates. I urge you to reveal the Japanese fleet’s location to Sea Shepherd so that they can step in and prevent even more whales from being illegally slaughtered.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Customs and Border Protection Service, Commonwealth of Australia

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8 Comments

  1. sandra mason says:

    Japan… of course.. the Asian countries should be eliminated.

    • Once cannot eliminate an entire country just as one cannot wipe out an entire species

      • Maybe it should be given a try. Certain populations, by their very nature and customs, continue to compromise the sustainability of the planet…and the products they produce threaten the health of all of their customers. They are without integrity.

        • Maybe we should eradicate people who make stupid comments. Remember – the US uses more of the world’s resources than any other country.

        • Jessica Brasher Jessica Brasher says:

          So then america should be gone too since you know, setting of nuclear power heads and continually denying any attempts at making alternative means to slow global warming, dropping bombs in the middle east and warmongering in third world cuontries, and let’s not forget trying to continually eliminate reservations to drill for oils and ignoring off-shore oil drills and the almost monthly methane gas leaks pouring out of california… but yes, let us speak of how “terrible” other countries are A+

      • WRONG! Here are just a few that have been eliminated: the Dodo is wiped out, so is the passenger pigeon, the Moa,the thylacine, the Golden toad, the Baiji dolphin, Hawaiian crow, Pyrenean ibex, the Liverpool pigeon, and many, many more animals have become extinct/ eliminated

  2. stop illegal hunts!

  3. Nature treats back now ? bastards
    Take responsibility for your cruelty Live your nightmare now ?
    Best wishes to you my friends and Great Protection ?

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