Council should take a stand against whale slaughter
The announcement by the Japanese Government to resume commercial whaling made on December 26, is in my opinion, just wrong.
We all know that the whaling they have been doing for the past decades under the guise of research was just a front so they could still harvest whales for food.
The new Central Coast Council needs to take a stand against this offensive slaughter and end its sister city relationship with Edogawa City Council in protest to this needless slaughter.
It can also be a protest against the annual dolphin slaughter in Taiji, where the hunters herd dolphins into a bay, net it off so they can't escape then brutally kill the dolphins for food.
We all know that these practices aren't required to keep food on the tables for the bulk of the Japanese people.
It is not a critical food source but a luxury.
It will be interesting to see what this new Council will do over this issue.
Our mayor was a founding member of the Marine Discovery Centre and chief executive of the Community Environment Network.
Will Mayor Smith lead the charge to end the sister city relationship over this sickening slaughter?
Email, 7 Jan 2019
Carl Veugen, Umina
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