Your say: Is the whaling decision a victory for conservation? 138



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In a groundbreaking decision this week, the International Court of Justice – the highest UN court – ordered that Japan immediately stop its whaling program in the Antarctic.

The case, which was brought by the Australian Government and has taken four long years, has been hailed by conservationists and animal welfare groups around the world. Success rested on whether or not the court could be persuaded that Japan was using “scientific research” simply as a cover for what was actually commercial whaling – and in the end they were.

So what do you think? Let us know your thoughts and passions on the subject. Do you see this as a resounding victory in the animal welfare cause and a leap forward in conservation, or do you think it was a waste of government money?



Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

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