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Greens back Garrett on whaling

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Bob Brown 20 May 2007

Poll shows 81% think Howard not doing enough
 
Greens Leader Bob Brown says that the shadow Environment Minister Peter Garrett will get Greens support for pursuing legal action against Japanese whaling.
 
"We back action against Japan in the international courts and we back naval patrols to interrupt illegal whaling activity and to film and document the slaughter so the world can see what shameful, bloody business whaling is," Senator Brown said.
 
"The Howard government is more interested in a Free Trade Agreement than telling Prime Minster Abe to keep his harpoons at home," Senator Brown said.
 
A Galaxy poll commissioned by Australians for Animals shows only 11% of Australians think Howard is doing enough to protect humpback whales, 81% want the government to do more.
 
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