In January, we were told that John Key had some secret plan to end whaling. Now, we learn that Key wants to let commercial whaling resume.
Since 1986, commercial whaling has been banned by international law. Japan carries out its whaling under the guise of scientific research. Key promised that he was working on ending that too.
It was a lie.
The US and New Zealand, opposed by Australia, are backing a return to commercial whaling at the International Whaling Commission meeting in Morocco. The deal would be that scientific whaling is phased out and commercial whaling is allowed instead.
No end to whaling. In fact, more legitimate whaling.
John Key has betrayed us again. He has no mandate to sell us out on whaling. The New Zealand people did not elect him to turn us into a pro-whaling nation.