The vast majority of the Australian People are against the killing of whales. The vast majority of people around the world are against this slaughter, yet the governments of the world do nothing. Just as in the past diplomacy will not save the whales. The Rudd government may not be willing to do anything about the illegal killing of these magnificent creatures but Sea Shepherd will not rest until the killing ends.
Senator Siewert's motion is included below.
That the Senate:
1.) Notes that in January 2008, the Human Society International secured:
a. A ruling from the Australian Federal Court that Japanese whaling in Australia's Whale Sanctuary in Antarctica is illegal;
b. An order that it be stopped.
2.) Notes that the Australian Government has taken no action to enforce this ruling
3.) Urges the Australian Government to:
a. set a timeline for legal proceedings in an international court to stop illegal Japanese whaling if Japan does not commit to stopping whaling by 8 December 2008;
b. Send a vessel into the Southern Ocean to monitor Japanese whaling operations for the 08/09 whaling season.