29 Jun '11, 6pm
Will Japan Surrender or Escalate the Whale Wars in the Southern Ocean?
Will Japan Surrender or Escalate the Whale Wars in the Southern Ocean? Will the Japanese whaling fleet return to the Southern Ocean? Logic, the law, and practicality suggest that they will not. However when it comes to whaling, the Japanese government does not act practically, legally and rationally, and thus the future of whaling in the Southern Ocean is unpredictable at this stage. This week, there was a hint that Japan would once again throw reason to the wind with the report of the Japanese government looking into sending a Japanese Coast Guard patrol vessel to the Southern Ocean to defend the Japanese whaling fleet from Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Japan's Kyodo news agency reported the fisheries ministry has asked the coast guard to dispatch a boat to protect the whaling fleet during this upcoming season's hunt. But the Japanese Coast Guard is being more practi...