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Greens demand halt to all whaling

Media Release
Rachel Siewert 12 Feb 2008

The Australian Greens today condemned the Norwegian Government's announcement of an unchanged minke whale harvest of 1,052 for 2008.

"Despite the two-decade-old moratorium by the International Whaling Commission (IWC), Norway continues to hunt whales for commercial purposes," said Greens spokesperson Senator Rachel Siewert.

"The Australian Government needs to work hard with the international community to ensure that the IWC moratorium is maintained. We urge the Australian Government to make plain to the Norwegian Government the feelings of the Australian public who are disgusted by the slaughter of whales" she concluded.

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