02 Apr '17, 10pm

333 Minke Whales Killed by Japanese Fleet

333 Minke Whales Killed by Japanese Fleet

“The purpose of this research is to carry out a detailed calculation of the catch limit of minke whales and study the structure and dynamics of the ecological system in the Antarctic Ocean,” it said . Japan plans to hunt nearly 4,000 whales over the next 12 years despite the International Whaling Commission’s 1986 moratorium on commercial hunting. The country launched its “scientific whaling” program in 1987 as a loophole to the moratorium. Reuters noted that Japan’s ultimate goal is the resumption of commercial whaling. Japan insists that most whale species are not endangered and that eating whale is part of its culture, even though most Japanese people no longer eat it. Conservation groups have rebuked the most recent hunt. “Today Sea Shepherd mourns the loss of these whales,” the marine wildlife conservation organization said. “We have called an emergency meeting of the...

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