Media Availability: Canadian in Southern Ocean to witness Japanese whaling

    TORONTO, Dec. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - The Greenpeace ship 'Esperanza' has a
Canadian second mate onboard as it speeds to the Southern Ocean to shadow the
Japanese whaling fleet.
    Texas Constantine, a 32 year old mariner from Caledon, Ontario, is
available for interviews to provide a first-hand account of the activities of
the Japanese whalers and Greenpeace's efforts to save the whales.
    Japan's annual Southern Ocean whale hunt is conducted under the guise of
science but has been condemned internationally. This season, Japan aims to
kill more than 1,000 whales including 50 endangered fin whales.
    The International Whaling Commission has called for an end to the killing
of whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary under Japan's whaling
programme. Greenpeace opposes the commercial hunting of whales, one of the
world's most majestic mammals.
    Greenpeace Canada spokespersons in Fredericton and Montreal are also
closely monitoring the hunt and are available for comment.

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For further information: Jane Story, Communications Officer, (416)

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