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Fumio Kishida

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We don't need more whaling ships ⚠

An article from The Guardian reports on the building of a whaling "mother ship" capable of travelling as far as Antarctica by the Japanese company, Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha. It raises concerns about a potential resumption of commercial whaling in the Southern Ocean. The ship is designed to facilitate the "mother-ship method," where smaller vessels hunt whales and return the carcasses to the larger ship for storage and transport.
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The company's president stated that the ship's construction is intended to "pass on our whaling culture" and contribute to Japan's food security in times of crisis. Environmental groups such as Greenpeace and Australia’s environment minister, Tanya Plibsersek have condemned the practice as brutal and unnecessary and reaffirmed their commitment to upholding the global moratorium on commercial whaling.
On World Whale Day, it's important to highlight that the resumption of commercial whaling would be a problem for the whale population as many species of whales are still considered endangered or vulnerable. Whales around the world are threatened by various factors, such as climate change, habitat loss and pollution, noise pollution offshore gas and oil drilling, and deep-sea mining. Commercial whaling would add to these threats and could lead to the depletion of whale populations, endangering the species' survival. We don't need more commercial whaling ships. Let's stop this madness.




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  • George Kariuki

    72 w

    The world does not need more whaling ships; rather, we need to prioritize the protection of whale populations and ocean health.

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    • Daniel Waweru

      72 w

      In agreement

      • Markus Lutteman

        72 w

        This is so stupid. Whales are super important for biodiversity. Which means this so-called “whaling culture” will not contribute to food security, but rather to long-term food insecurity. For everyone, not just Japan.

        • Jane Wangui

          72 w

          Agreed

          • Jennie

            72 w

            Whales are no longer a crucial ingredient in our everyday product. After hunting them for years we should leave them alone to recuperate

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            • Jennie

              72 w

              Whales are no longer a crucial ingredient in our everyday product. After hunting them for years we should leave them alone to recuperate

              • Tabitha Kimani

                72 w

                They should think of how to preserve the whales and not contribute to their extinction.

                • Johannes Luiga

                  72 w

                  Totally agree

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