In Defense of Whales

NZ led the anti-whaling nations at the International Whaling Commission meeting in Ulsan. Headed by Conservation Minister Chris Carter, the delegation included officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and DoC, as well as Whaling Commissioner Sir Geoffrey Palmer. “NZ feels very passionate about conservation,” said Carter. “Now that Japan has proposed to double the amount of whales they intend to kill, and most of [the whales] will not be around Japan but will be around NZ in and the southern ocean, we feel very angry about that and we don’t agree with their policy.”

Tags: Chris Carter  Japan  Korean Herald (The)  New Zealand  NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and DoC  Sir Geoffrey Palmer  The International Whaling Commission  the southern ocean  Ulsan