Sunday, January 15, 2012

Whale heroes return to Australia tomorrow

Cetacean activists--Geoffrey Tuxworth, Simon Peterffy, and Glen Pendlebury are expected to return to a hero's welcome by mid-day tomorrow. Monday, Jan. 16th in Albany Australia will end their nine-day protest, engaging the dolphin loving world, frustrating the Japanese taxpayer supported whale killers, and expanding awareness of the international issue.

On Jan. 7th, in a daring pre-dawn action, these men successfully boarded the Japanese Cetacean slaughterhouse, the Shonen Maru 2, to protest the illegal Japanese whale killings and corrupt whale meat trade, banned by the International Whaling Commission in 1986.

Forest Rescue representative, Roland Davidson, confirmed by telephone that the three Forest Rescue activists are scheduled to be returned safely on the Australian customs vessel, Ocean Protector, tomorrow.

Davidson and Forest Rescue representatives--Michael Montgomery and Amy Flee, encourage Taiji dolphin activists to continue to oppose the dolphin hunt. Davidson questioned how the Japanese fishing industry could have the power over the Japanese police to jail non-violent dolphin activist, Erwin Vermeulen, for more than a month, without trial.

1 comment:

  1. There are so many perspectives on this! ..but there is one sure thing. Awareness for the plight of cetaceans was raised.