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Regarding
the Dec. 14 letter “Contradictions from Greenpeace“: If Japan wishes to prolong its whaling slaughter under the guise of research or traditional hunting, I ask that it please do so in its own waters. The theft of these protected animals from our waters dishonors Japan greatly in most New Zealanders’ eyes, and is considered a criminal act by the custom of the current generation of New Zealanders, excluding a minority.

As a New Zealander, I would like to formally ask Japan to stop stealing whales from New Zealand’s Antarctic waters. The New Zealand government has successfully defended its right in the New Zealand High Court to report vessels that it detects supporting illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing activities in the Southern Ocean to the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. I trust that it will continue to do so against any criminals found performing these undesirable acts.

b.w. tutty

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