In defiance of the ongoing global ban on commercial whaling, Japan has announced that it will start a new commercial whaling programme from 1st July, 2019 putting hundreds of whales at risk of suffering long and painful deaths from exploding harpoons.
However, the Japanese people appears to be divided over whaling, in part as a growing number are concerned that it tarnishes Japan’s international reputation. Let’s make it clear to whale friends and foes in Japan that this cruel and unnecessary industry has no place in today’s world.
Humane Society International PO BOX 439 Avalon, NSW 2107
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