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Japan attacks Australia’s kangaroo culling to justify Tokyo’s whaling program


A Japanese diplomat has seized on the slaughter and consumption of kangaroos to justify Tokyo’s whaling program. The comments by Noriyuki Shikata came as Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus at the International Court of Justice accused Japan of using “false” and “offensive” statements to justify its annual “scientific” whale hunt in Antarctic waters. Canberra has ramped up … Continue reading

Australia rejects Japan’s Antarctic whaling claims as a “fairy tale”


Australia has rejected Japan‘s Antarctic whaling as dangerous and a fairy tale as it laid out for the first time at the International Court of Justice the case against the practice. Japan’s controversial ”scientific” whaling program came under detailed attack from senior counsel for Australia before the court, and in a lengthy written case released … Continue reading

Australia asked to keep the peace after Sea Shepherd rammed by whaling ship near Antarctica


Sea Shepherd captain Paul Watson expects the Southern Ocean whale-hunting season to be cut short after a dramatic clash prevented Japanese boats refuelling. The whaling fleet abandoned an attempt to refuel from a tanker yesterday when Sea Shepherd vessels intervened. The conservation activist group says three of its boats were then rammed by the Japanese … Continue reading

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