31 Mar '14, 2pm

ICJ declares Japan's 'scientific whaling program' illegal

ICJ declares Japan's 'scientific whaling program' illegal

In what's being lauded as a "Victory for Whales" by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the International Court of Justice ruled this morning that Japan's commercial whaling program is illegal and should cease immediately . “With today’s ruling, the ICJ has taken a fair and just stance on the right side of history by protecting the whales of the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary and the vital marine ecosystem of Antarctica, a decision that impacts the international community and future generations,” said Capt. Alex Cornelissen of Sea Shepherd Global . It was a decision that anti-whaling activists had waited nearly a year to hear. Pete Bethune, founder of the Earthrace Conservation Society, spent the night sleeping outside The Hague to be one of the first inside. Post by Pete Bethune . During court deliberations last July, Japan once again argued that its whaling program wa...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/icj-declar...

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