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Fri Dec 28, 2018, 04:39 PM

Japan Embraces Commercial Whaling, Pulls Out Of Global Alliance That Banned It

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Japan Embraces Commercial Whaling, Pulls Out Of Global Alliance That Banned It

December 26, 2018 8:41 AM ET
BILL CHAPPELL


Japan once labeled its whaling vessels with prominent "Research" tags. The country will resume commercial whaling hunts in 2019. Here, the whaling ships Yushin Maru (right) and Yushin Maru No. 2 are seen before leaving for the Antarctic Ocean for a whale hunt in 2015. In the future, Japanese whaling ships will not operate in the Antarctic.
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Japan is withdrawing from an international group that bans commercial whaling, saying it will resume commercial hunts for the first time in 30 years next July. Japan will leave the International Whaling Commission, which put a moratorium on commercial whaling in the 1980s.

"Japan argues that it has a long tradition of whaling, even though Japanese today eat very little whale meat," NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Tokyo.

In a notable shift, Japan also said it will no longer conduct controversial hunts in the Antarctic Ocean where its fleet of whaling ships have killed 333 whales in each of the past two years, under the justification of performing whale research.

After the withdrawal becomes official on June 30, "Japan will conduct commercial whaling within Japan's territorial sea and its exclusive economic zone," said Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.

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Fri Dec 28, 2018, 04:41 PM

1. I'm not surprised as Japan has been whaling before under the guise of research

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Fri Dec 28, 2018, 04:44 PM

2. Thanks to Fukushima Dai'ichi, whales will probably soon be extinct in the Pacific.

Thanks for running MOX fuel in a old GE Mark 1 reactor, you stupid fucks.

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