Tuesday, March 17, 2009


The Australian government has permitted the viewing of only a fraction of a video showing Japanese slaughtering whales in the Antarctic this past summer, fueling suspicion of a growing collusion between the two countries. The footage was obtained by a Customs vessel. Even Greens Senator Bob Brown was thwarted from viewing the entire footage under the Freedom of Information laws. The Rudd government has been accused of brokering a secret deal that would allow Japan to harvest more whales along its coast for reduced kills in the Antarctic. Release of the video, activists suspect, would annoy the Japanese and threaten the back room deal.

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