Greenpeace are asking people to sign their petition in support of two of their activists who are on trial for exposing the smuggling of meat from whales supposedly killed for scientific research.
"Two of of our activists, Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki (otherwise known as the 'Tokyo Two'), are currently on bail and awaiting trial in Japan. Their crime? Discovering that hundreds of boxes containing prime cuts of whale meat were being smuggled from the whaling ship Nisshin Maru by crew members for their personal gain.
The value of some of these boxes was as much as US $3,000 - yet more proof that Japan's so-called 'scientific' whaling programme is really nothing of the sort, just a thinly-veiled commercial enterprise."