Japan urged to follow Korean example on whaling

 

VIA – BRISBANE TIMES

Australia is urging Japan to follow South Korea’s lead to abandon plans for scientific whaling. Photo: Reuters

 

Japan urged to follow Korean example

 

Andrew Darby

Hobart correspondent for Fairfax Media

July 20, 2012

Australia is urging Japan to follow South Korea’s lead to abandon plans for scientific whaling. Photo: Reuters

AUSTRALIA has used the decision by South Korea to abandon plans for scientific whaling to raise pressure on Japan to follow suit.

Reports in Seoul yesterday confirmed the South Korean plan had been scrapped.

Blame was heaped on the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for pushing ahead with the proposal without first seeking a consensus from other ministries.

Australia’s Environment Minister, Tony Burke, said Japan should note that there was no loss of faith in Korea for making the decision.

”It is simply greeted with international appreciation and respect,” he said.

Foreign Minister Bob Carr said South Korea had confirmed its reputation as a country committed to the highest environmental standards…

 

 

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