I know this blog is about textiles but I am truly worried about what the Australian Government is doing in regards to the Japanese Whaling in the southern ocean. The only footage we have seen of the Sea Shepherd is of the Federal police raiding the boat on it's return. There appears to have been a blanket ban on any media coverage in the whole time that the 'Steve Irwin" was out there.
This is just about the same as when the Indonesians invaded Timor. Trade is more important than principles. The people of our nation, except for a few who were willing to speak up, just did nothing. Then over 20 years later and after the deaths of 1,000,000's of people the truth came out.
This time we are talking about animals. People will care even less. Maybe this time we will lose these animals from this earth. For all the good this government may be doing this could be what they are remembered for.