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South Korean Government scraps whale meat factory on eve of hosting IWC

By Greenpeace International

Edited by Federico Ferrero

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Ulsan, South Korea, June 15, 2005

Greenpeace and KFEM are greatly encouraged by news released today in the South Korean publication, The Hankyoreh, that plans to build a whale meat factory in Ulsan, South Korea have been scrapped.

If these reports are true, Greenpeace and KFEM welcome the South Korean Government's courageous move. By scrapping the planned whale meat factory, the South Korean Government is showing that it does not support whaling, and it does not wish to follow in the footsteps of the Japanese Government in their determination to destroy the world's dwindling numbers of whales. We hope that this move towards whale protection will be extended to the IWC, and that the South Korean Government will now vote in favour of whale protection and vote against a resumption of commercial whaling."

For further information on the KFEM and Greenpeace campaign to protect whales, see: and Greenpeace´s Home Page.

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