Scilly’s MP Calls For Whaling Ban

Scilly's MP, Andrew George

Scilly’s MP, Andrew George

Scilly’s MP, Andrew George has called on Japan to end commercial whaling.

He attended the launch of a new report on the industry, held by the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

It claims that the Japanese government diverted tsunami relief funds to support the industry.

Mr George said: “I have consistently opposed commercial whaling – particularly when it masquerades as ‘research’.”

He is hoping that proposals to support whale watching as a sustainable alternative will be adopted.