Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has called on the Japanese Government to end its barbaric practice of commercial whaling.
Mike has attended the launch of a new IFAW report – The Economics of Japanese Whaling – in Parliament. The report highlights the fact that annual Japanese government subsidies for whaling average around 782 million yen (Ł5.35m), but in 2011 this increased by around 2.28 billion yen (Ł15.6m). For more information on the campaign against whaling, click here.
Commenting, Mike said: “I am pleased that our country leads the way in its condemnation of whaling. I know that most residents in Hove and Portslade would be disgusted by the cruel and unsustainable realities of mass whale killing. This barbaric practice should be coming to an end, yet it appears that the Japanese Government is actually further facilitating the killings – this must stop.”