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Protecting Whales in Australian territorial waters
Petition Background (Preamble):
At the 2010 meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Morocco, representatives of the 88 member nations discussed whether or not to lift the 24 year ban on commercial whaling. Japan, Norway and Iceland have urged the organization to lift the ban.
A coalition of anti-whaling nations has offered a compromise plan that would allow these countries to continue whaling, but with smaller catches and under close supervision. Their plan would also completely ban whaling in the Southern Ocean. More than 200 scientists and experts have opposed the compromise proposal for lifting the ban, and have also opposed allowing whaling in the Southern Ocean, which was declared a whale sanctuary in 1994. Opponents of the compromise plan want to see an end to all commercial whaling.
The Protecting Whales in Australian territorial waters petition to Protecting Whales was written by Debbie and is in the category International Affairs at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: australian territorial waters, whales, whaling