31 Dec '12, 3pm

Japan Aims To Slaughter Up To 935 Minke Whales

Japan is once again heading south to hunt whales . Last Friday, four whaling vessels left Japan bound for Antarctica on their annual hunt for the marine mammals. They plan to hunt up to 935 Antarctic minke whales and up to 50 fin whales through March. From Rawstory : Citing the Fisheries Agency, Kyodo News reported three vessels had departed from the far-western port of Shimonoseki, while environmental group Greenpeace said the mother ship had left another port also in the country’s west. “The mother ship, Nisshin Maru, left Innoshima today,” said Greenpeace Japan’s executive director Junichi Sato. “Today was virtually the last day when they could leave for the Antarctic Sea,” he said, adding that the fisheries agency had announced that the departure would take place within this month. Last February, the marine conservation group Sea Shepherd declared a victory for whales ...

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