Friday, February 19, 2010
Australian Prime Mininster Kevin Rudd has given Japan an ultimatum: cease whaling in the Southern Ocean or face international legal action. Rudd has been under fire for not keeping a campaign promise to take the Japanese to court over whaling. "But that's the bottom line and we're very clear to the Japanese, that's what we intend to do," he told the Seven Network today. "If that fails, then we will initiate court action before the commencement of the whaling season in November 2010."