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Julia Gillard’s govt announces that Korea has backed down on legalising whale hunting, after pressure from the Australian Ambassador to the ROK

July 12th, 2012 . by Errol

The South Korean government last week surprised the International Whaling Commission with an announcement that it would draw up plans for a research take of an unspecified number of minke whales off South Korea’s coast.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard called for an immediate diplomatic protest, which is understood to have been made in Seoul.

Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan, told Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Senator Bob Carr today, that Korea would take the advice of the International Whaling Commission on the subject, indicating that plans for scientific whaling would not proceed.

The Sydeny Morning Herald, July 12, 2012

Beluga Whale

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