19 May '12, 8pm

Japanese ships to kill 260 whales in the name of "science" | This makes us pretty angry; how about you?

Commercial whaling is banned under international treaty but, since 1987, Japan has been taking advantage of a loophole under which it is possible to conduct lethal research in the name of science. For this reason, two Japanese whaling ships, the Yushin Maru and Yushin Maru No 2 , left the Shimonoseki port in Yamaguchi, western Japan, to join the Nisshin Maru, their mother vessel. A fishery ministry official says that the fleet is scheduled to catch about 260 whales, including 100 minke whales and 10 sperm whales, between now and early August. The northern minke whale is considered “Lower Risk Near Threatened” according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN’s) Red List of Threatened Species . The sperm whale is an endangered species, after at least a million were killed by commercial whalers in the 19th and 20th centuries. Japan h...

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