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December 26, 2018 - Sea Shepherd Global

Sea Shepherd Welcomes the end of Whaling in the Southern Ocean

Sea Shepherd Welcomes the end of Whaling in the Southern Ocean
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If Japan decides to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) it will allow the IWC to pass the motion to establish the South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary thus effectively ending whaling in the Southern Hemisphere. 

The Whale Wars in the Southern Ocean will soon be over. The focus now must be the Northern Hemisphere. 

Sea Shepherd welcomes this announcement by Japan and views it as a positive development.

Captain Paul Watson issued a statement saying, “We are delighted to see the end of whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. We are delighted that we will soon have a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary and we look forward to continuing to oppose the three remaining pirate whaling nations of Norway, Japan and Iceland. Whaling as a ‘legal’ industry has ended. All that remains is to mop up the pirates.

VA: Sea Shepherd has been actively opposing Japanese whaling operations in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary with continuous campaigns in Antarctic waters from 2005 until 2017. During this period thousands of whales were saved from the harpoons of Japanese commercial whalers posing as research whalers.

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