28 Sep '14, 7pm

Norway has killed over 700 whales this year:

Norway has killed over 700 whales this year:

Norway has its biggest minke whaling season in over 20 years. As of late August, Norway has killed 729 northern minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata ) during its annual whaling season, the highest number taken since 1993. Norway continues whaling by having filed an "objection" under the International Whaling Commission (IWC), which has banned whaling worldwide aside from a few exceptions for indigenous peoples. Only three countries continue to practice whaling: Iceland, Norway, and Japan. In contrast to Norway, both Iceland and Japan conduct whaling under a research banner. However, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) recently ruled that Japan could not continue its hunt as it had conducted little science despite the slaughter of 3,600 whales. Japan is now trying to circumvent the ruling by abiding by research regulations. These three countries have also lobbied t...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0908-hance-norway-whaling.html

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