The Japanese ships are back killing the gentle giants of the sea in a bloody massacre. The Japanese need to be reminded by Mother Nature once again this year that this has got to stop. I wish Mother Nature sends an earthquake so large that it destroys most of Japan and brings the Japanese to their knees begging Her to forgive them for the senseless slaughter of whales. This is my prayer to Mother Nature. 

And in the meantime, please release the three Australians citizens and supporters of the Sea Shepherd Marine Conservation Group. And if the Japanese ship doesn’t oblige then the Australian Government should make an example and board the ship, rescue the environmentalists and sink the Japanese ship. Mindless slaughter of whales has to stop either which way.

All right thinking Australians stand up and be counted…stand with your mates who are imprisoned on a Japanese ship!

Australian activists Geoffrey Tuxworth, Simon Peterffy and Glen Pendlebury

Australian activists Geoffrey Tuxworth, Simon Peterffy and Glen Pendlebury before they left port on the Steve Irwin to meet the Japanese whaling fleet. They are being held on board the Shonan Maru 2 after climbing aboard. Photograph: Holger Bennewitz/Reuters

Three Australian anti-whaling activists who illegally boarded a Japanese whaling vessel on Sunday could face trial and imprisonment in Japan, prompting attempts by the two countries to head off a diplomatic clash over the annual hunt.

The men, supporters of the Sea Shepherd marine conservation group, boarded the Shonan Maru 2 security vessel under cover of darkness and demanded that the fleet abandon its hunt in the Antarctic.

The three Australians carried with them a message that said: “Return us to shore in Australia and then remove yourself from our waters.”

Australia’s attorney general, Nicola Roxon, called for their immediate release. “We are representing our views most strongly that they should be released promptly and returned to Australian soil,” she told reporters. “There are a number of different ways that could be done.”

The boarding took place about 16 miles off the west coast of Australia, reports said. The men are members of Forest Rescue, an Australia-based environmental group that has been travelling with Sea Shepherd as it attempts to locate and obstruct the whalers.