31 Oct '13, 4pm

Japan - end the cetacean slaughter! - News in Brief - The Ecologist

The Environmental Investigation Agency today urged the Government of Japan to phase out its hunts of small cetacians - small toothed whales, dolphins and porpoises - over a ten year period. The call came as the EIA launched its new report Toxic Catch: Japan’s unsustainable and irresponsible whale, dolphin and porpoise hunts in Tokyo today (October 31). The report reveals that Japan has slaughtered over a million small cetaceans in its coastal waters over the last 70 years. The proposed phase-out would include the restoration of depleted cetacean populations, and working with hunters to find alternative livelihoods. But for now, any such outcome looks like a vain hope. Catch limits for 2013 allow the slaughter of 16,655 small cetaceans, and new analysis by the EIA indicates these unsustainable hunts are on track to wipe out key species in Japan’s coastal waters. "The hunts ...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2141119/ja...

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