Japan Expected To Recommence Killing Of Whales In December

10 Oct 2015 2

Whales onboard the Kyodo Research vessel

Whales onboard the Kyodo Research vessel

Painting RESEARCH on the side of your whaling ship won't protect you!

Japan’s whaling program due to recommence around December 2015 reports the Environmental Defence Office (EDO) NSW, who are acting on behalf of Humane Society International (HSI) in court proceedings against Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha Ltd (Kyodo).

The HSI is seeking to enforce the 2008 injunction which resulted in the High Court declaring that Kyodo was breaching Australia’s federal environmental law by whaling in the Australian Whale Sanctuary in the Australian Antarctic Territory. The Court granted an injunction to restrain Kyodo from further breaches of the Federal environment law but Kyodo continued their program in the Australian Whale Sanctuary.

In March 2014, The International Court of Justice ordered Kyodo to cease their whaling program as it was found they were not acting in accordance with scientific research programs provided under international law. Later that year in October, Japan announced that they would recommence with their whaling under a 'new research program'.

Just last month the HSI applied to the Federal Court seeking orders that Kyodo is in contempt of the 2008 injunction by continuing to interfere with and kill whales in the Australian Whale Sanctuary. We will await the results of the case that will be heard in November 2015.

Tags: topnews , whales , japan , kyodo (create Alert from these tags)

blog comments powered by Disqus
More From Environmental News
Nick Carroll On: It's All Happening Again – Another Dead Whale Buried

Nick Carroll On: It's All Happening Again – Another Dead Whale Buried

Another surf community has to worry about a dead whale and a council

13 16 Oct 2017
Nick Carroll On: Ballina's Turn On The Whale Carcass Merry-Go-Round

Nick Carroll On: Ballina's Turn On The Whale Carcass Merry-Go-Round

Bury it, get yelled at, then quickly dig it up — is this any way to treat a mammal?

18 11 Oct 2017
Community Assistance Required In Port Macquarie

Community Assistance Required In Port Macquarie

Here's what you can do

0 20 Sep 2017
Recent

Who Is The Biggest Self-Proclaimed Over-Achiever In Surfing?

Lipped, The Surfer's Podcast

0 19 Oct 2017
What In The Heck Actually Is An Ambassador of Stoke?

What In The Heck Actually Is An Ambassador of Stoke?

0 19 Oct 2017
Sean Doherty On: As World's Divide

Sean Doherty On: As World's Divide

2 18 Oct 2017
Help Save Our Oceans & Score The Trip Of A Lifetime With Barton Lynch

Help Save Our Oceans & Score The Trip Of A Lifetime With Barton Lynch

0 17 Oct 2017
Scary Good Tour Kicks Off With USA Premiere

Scary Good Tour Kicks Off With USA Premiere

0 17 Oct 2017
Latest News

What In The Heck Actually Is An Ambassador of Stoke?

The Dooley podcast tackles the small questions

Sean Doherty On: As World's Divide

Disappearance into the Mentawaiian jungles

Scary Good Tour Kicks Off With USA Premiere

The new movie from Surfing World hits Costa Mesa.

Popular This Week

Nick Carroll On: It's All Happening Again – Another Dead Whale Buried

Another surf community has to worry about a dead whale and a council

Is This The Best That Kirra Can Be?

Featuring Kelly, Mick and friends

Go to Top