Australia fails to block Japan whaling footage
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Japan whaling: The graphic footage Australia wanted to hide

Images of a Japanese whaling operation have been released after a five-year legal battle.

Australian customs officials filmed the footage in 2008 but Canberra tried to suppress the pictures saying they could harm relations with Tokyo.

The Australian government was forced to release them after a prolonged Freedom of Information bid by anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd.

  • 28 Nov 2017
Go to next video: Whale in beach grave to be dug up