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Japan plans to hunt fewer whales in Pacific

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 02:30 PM

Japan will target fewer whales when its Pacific hunt begins next week and will observe them in the Antarctic next season with the aim of resuming full-fledged commercial whaling, the fisheries minister said Friday.

The announcement underscored that Japan hasn't abandoned its plans to continue whaling in both oceans for research purposes, an allowed exception to a global ban on commercial whaling. Last month, the International Court of Justice ordered Japan to suspend its Antarctic program because it was virtually commercial, not scientific as Japan had contended.

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 02:46 PM

They claimed to do research but after all they are still eating them, it might have been the research "how fast can we eat a whale".
It really needs to stop, although I think they will just continue illegally..


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Edited by Future Dreamer, 20 April 2014 - 02:51 PM.

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 03:48 PM

japan announces that they'll hunt no more than 1000 whales a season, when there are only 900 left in the world

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 04:57 PM

Did not drop enough A- Bombs......Could have leveled Japan, then give the land to Cliven Bundy and the like....

Edited by Sakari, 20 April 2014 - 04:58 PM.

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