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Howard must tackle Abe on whaling – Greens

Media Release
Bob Brown 30 May 2007

Prime Minister John Howard must tackle Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on whaling when he visits Australian in September, Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.
"Japan plans to slaughter our humpback whales in Australian territorial waters and John Howard's response is to invite its Prime Minister to address the House of Representatives in September," Senator Brown said.
"The humpback whales, with their calves, will be headed down the Australian coastline to their summer feeding grounds in Antarctica. At the same time, Mr Abe's whaling ships will be setting off from Japan to harpoon the same whales.
"The Greens call on the Australian Prime Minister to tackle the Japanese Prime Minister to put an end to this disgusting, bloody mission," Senator Brown said.
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