The quest to stop Japan’s whaling hunt has been met with ups and downs, small victories and upsetting setbacks.
I'm excited to tell you that Humane Society International (HSI) won its lawsuit when the Australian Federal Court ruled that a Japanese whaling company is in breach of Australian Law by killing whales in Australian waters that are designated as a whale sanctuary.
This historic ruling marks the first time that Japan has been taken to domestic court to account for its illegal whaling program. HSI hopes that Japan will take this as a cue to end the gruesome whaling process once and for all.
Now, HSI is calling on three major Japanese seafood conglomerates to use their power and influence to put a permanent end to Japanese whaling. Together, the companies owned Japan’s major commercial whaling company and controlled its slaughtering operations dating back decades.
HSI feels it's not enough that these companies got out of the business, and thereby enabling the killing to continue. These seafood conglomerates are obligated to make amends by actively trying to stop the whale hunt altogether.