Green Party welcomes Govt anti-whaling legal action
23 November 2012
Green Party welcomes Govt
anti-whaling legal action
The Green Party today
welcomed the announcement that the New Zealand Government
has lodged an intervention at the International Court of
“This legal action challenges Japan's so-called
scientific whaling, which everyone knows is simply a guise
for commercial whaling,” said Green Party oceans
spokesperson Gareth Hughes.
“In the absence of a
diplomatic solution, the best chance for the protection of
whales lies in applying existing international
“Kiwis love whales and want to see their protection
enforced,” said Mr Hughes.
“The Government must do
more to oppose Japan's illegal whaling, including increased
diplomatic pressure and sending a naval vessel to the
Southern Ocean to monitor and protest the whale
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