Whaling footage finally released in Australia after five year campaign
30 November 2017 - 4:24pm
Film footage showing the true horror of Japanese whaling activities in Antarctica has now been made public following a five year struggle in Australia.
The film was recorded in 2008 by a customs official but the Australia Government refused to release it, concerned it would harm diplomatic relations with Japan.
A Freedom of Information request was made to have the film released by environmental groups and the Australian Information Commissioner finally agreed after deciding it would not harm relations.
The Japanese whaling fleet is once again heading to Antarctica to hunt more than 300 antarctic minke whales.