I read that plans to lift the worldwide ban on whaling were presented to a secret meeting of more than 70 governments in London last week. The plans have been welcomed by both pro- and anti-whaling governments and seek to lift a long stalemate over hunting, enabling Japan officially to resume commercial whaling for the first time in more than 20 years. This is plain wrong. Whales are majestic and harmless creatures and ANY killing of them should be outlawed. The Japanese thirst for whalemeat is inexplicable to me, surely they can survive without wiping out these amazing creatures? Shame on any government which supports any acceptable level of Whale killing.