PICTURED is Dean Jefferys unfurling a protest banner on a Whale Watching Byron Bay boast last week.
PICTURED is Dean Jefferys unfurling a protest banner on a Whale Watching Byron Bay boast last week.

Saying no to Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling

Whale activist Dean Jefferys joined forces with Rob Dalton from Whale Watching Byron Bay last Friday to stage a protest against Japan’s plans to kill 50 humpback whales this coming Antarctic season as part of their ‘scientific’ research program.

With the help of supporters, they unfurled anti-whaling banners at The Pass before taking the protest to the sea.

Both Mr Jefferys and Mr Dalton said they opposed all forms of commercial whaling, including the so-called ‘scientific’ program.

Mr Dalton said the humpback migration was worth millions of dollars to local communities associated with the east coast migration.

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