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Anti-Western Australia Whaling Campaign

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DO NOT ALLOW AUSTRALIA TO START WHALING! WE CANNOT ALLOW OUR COUNTRY TO BEGIN COMMITTING SUCH A HORRIFIC CRIME AGAINST NATURE. In the last week, the Western Australian Fishing and Ocean Corporation has passed a policy change which will allow for the WAFOC to coordinate whaling practices with Japanese companies, as well as establish its own infrastructure for whaling for export to Japan. They are bypassing international and national recommendations, as well as customs and law, to reignite an evil and bloody industry. THE PEOPLE OF AUSTRALIA CANNOT LET THIS HAPPEN! Currently, the laws surrounding whaling in Australia is fluid, and loopholes exist. The International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (1946) only provide recommendations and cannot enforce any legal action. Japan even signed this agreement! Have they stopped their whaling? WAFOC are taking advantage of the migratory routes. From May to December is the annual migration for these whales. They move up the Western Australian coast during this time to reach warmer waters for breeding. The WAFOC will ambush these whales on their way to their breeding grounds - jeopardising future whale populations. There is currently so much spotlight on Japanese whaling ships, that they can barely whale "freely". The WAFOC will use their ships to whale unnoticed, hiding this atrocity by fishing simultaneously. Please sign this petition pledging your support so we can take the cause higher and stop the WAFOC before their new policies are introduced. The truth is clear. We must not allow this to begin.

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