Japan Takes 3 Australians As Prisoners     Australian Brave Three

Australia allowed Japan to take 3 of it's citizens as prisoners off the coast of Banbury, just 16 miles off shore of Australia. The ship that took the brave 3 citizens was the Japanese Shonan Maru 2, a guard ship from the Japanese whale killer ships fleet, now heading for the winter home in the Antarctic Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, the feeding grounds of our precious eco-friendly whales.

The Japanese have only one thing in their minds, to mercilessly kill for financial gain, 1000 of our irreplaceable whales, unthinkable to most of us and the Australian Government won't stop the Japanese in their protected waters, why?

Australians Geoffrey Tuxworth, Simon Peterffy and Glen Pendlebury bravely climbed aboard the Shonan Maru 2, helped by the speed ribs of Sea Shepherd. The brave 3, climbed aboard and got past the deadly razor wire and spikes to deliver a message, "Return us to shore in Australia and then remove yourself from our waters".

Shanon Maru 2The protesters were from the Forest Rescue Environment Group Australia. The daring mission was aimed at forcing the Japanese Shonan Maru 2 to stop tailing the whale protector ship the Sea Shepherds Steve Irwin.

The Australian Government is under pressure to take swift action to secure the release of the three Australian brave men detained on board, the heavily guarded Japanese whaling security ship.

The Australian Government have not been very helpful to it's three citizens and they say that the three men could be taken to Japan to face legal action.

People in Australia are saying Japanese vessels have no right to take Australian's as prisoners so close to the Australian shore. People are also saying what is the Australian Labour Government going to do about it? are they going to send out a Coast Guard boat or are the Australian Government going to let the Japanese take our Australian men away to Japan?

The opposition environment spokesman Greg Hunt, said, "The Government had ignored repeated warnings that this sort of incident might happen" and he said, "they should immediately dispatch a Customs vessel and seek the immediate transfer of the three Australians prisoners, from the Japanese ship Shonan Maru 2 to Australian authorities".

The Green party of Australia, the Greens Senator Rachel Siewart says, "The protesters have acted as a direct result of our own Governments failure to take the necessary steps to end illegal whaling in the Antarctic Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary". 

The Australians are taking action in the International Court of Justice at the Hague, against the illegal Japanese whaling programme, in the Antarctic Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

The three brave men are now on hunger strike until they are returned to Australia, their home country.