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Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown has called for the Gillard government to seek an injunction in the United States to stop the Japanese whaling slaughter currently underway in Antarctic waters.


A Seattle district court has thrown out an application by Japan for a preliminary injunction to stop Sea Shepherd’s anti-whaling campaign. If the case goes to trial the court will hear evidence on the legality or otherwise of whaling.


“Court commentary makes it clear that the Australian government could succeed in stopping the Japanese in the US court system which Japan has appealed to,” Senator Brown said in Adelaide.