We live in Hermanus, South Africa & our little town would be dead without the yearly arrival of the Southern Right Whale to Walker Bay to mate & calve. The bay seems empty for the 7 month of the year that they are not here. Hermanus without whales would be like the Kruger National Park without game! What annoys me intensely is when I see visitors from the East ( one cannot identify their nationality by looking at them), but they come here to see the whales while they are slaughtering them in their own country. I challenge all guest houses in Hermanus & the whale museum to encourage visitors to sign this petition.