SABC News - African port cities urged to help in anti-whaling fight:Monday 14 April 2014

African port cities urged to help in anti-whaling fight

Monday 14 April 2014 07:45

SABC

More than 21 000 South Africans joined Greenpeace in the last three days for authorities to deny entrance and service to the ship

More than 21 000 South Africans joined Greenpeace in the last three days for authorities to deny entrance and service to the ship(SABC)

Environmental organisation, Greenpeace, has asked the South African government to put pressure on African port cities not to accept a cargo ship from Iceland carrying 2 000 tons of endangered fin whale meat.

The ship has skipped the port of Durban after a campaign to protest against whaling gained momentum.

The ship is en route to Japan to deliver its cargo in Tokyo and wanted to resupply halfway.

More than 21 000 South Africans joined Greenpeace in the last three days in its request to port authorities to deny entrance and service to the ship, Alma.

Two weeks ago, the International Court of Justice in The Hague ordered that Japanese whaling should stop immediately.

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