Monday, March 31, 2014

Japan's Whaling Program Ruled "Not Scientific"


The UN's International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that Japan's Antarctic whaling program is not for scientific purposes.

Japan catches about 1,000 whales each year for what it calls "scientific research".

Australia filed a case with the ICJ in May 2010, arguing that Japan's scientific research program is commercial whaling in disguise.  The court's decision is considered legally binding.  Japan had said earlier that it would abide by the court's ruling.

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