07 Jul '12, 2am

Korean Whaling #SeaShepherd

Mother and calf Minke Whales hauled aboard the Nisshin Maru. Photo: Australian Customs South Korea is a nation of contradictions when it comes to the killing of whales. For years Korea has criticized Japan for using science as an excuse for commercial whaling. This week however, at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Panama, South Korea announced that they want to begin a scientific research project, reasoning that if Japan can get away with pulling the wool over the world’s eyes than they can do so also. The difference being that Korea is openly saying that scientific research whaling is a bogus excuse for commercial whaling but if the excuse works for Japan it will also work for Korea. South Korea has their own sly way of killing whales. For years they have allowed Korean fishermen to “harvest” whales caught “accidently” in their fishing nets. As a resu...

Full article: http://www.seashepherd.org/commentary-and-editorials/2012...

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