Lora Hollings
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I just received this awesome news from Animals Australia and wanted to share it with everyone who signed this petition!

Victory! Japan’s Antarctic Whale Hunt Banned!

"Finally — the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary has been declared harpoon-free, and the gentle giants who call it home will be left in peace.

Australia has won an international legal battle to end the Japanese whale slaughter in these protected waters — restoring the Sanctuary as a place for these beautiful animals to exist without fear of death at the hands of hunters.

In the landmark decision, the International Court of Justice has ruled that Japan's Antarctic whaling program is "unscientific" — and as such, has demanded an end to any further whale hunts under this program.

With Japanese officials promising to respect the ruling, this historic decision by the United Nations' highest court will help protect minke, fin, humpback, and other whales from suffering exhausting pursuit and cruel deaths by harpooning in the Southern Ocean.

The long battle to protect the world's gentle ocean giants has been fought by many, and now, all those who have ever taken action for marine animals can stand together in this incredible victory. On behalf of the whales, THANK YOU, and thanks to Sea Shepherd, and many other groups and individuals that have played a part in this momentous win for animals!"

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