13 Jun '11, 3am

Japan to Resume Whaling, This Time in the Pacific

Four months ago, environmental activists celebrated a hard-fought victory in the Antarctic sea when Japanese whaling vessels appeared to have abandoned the practice of hunting whales under the guise of 'scientific research' -- but the shift in direction seems to have merely been geographical. Early reports indicate that the government sponsored Institute of Cetacean Research will be once again embarking on a mission to catch and kill 260 whales, this time in the northwestern Pacific Ocean.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/japan-to-resume-w...

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