Japan to Resume Commercial Whaling, But Not in Antarctic

Japan announced it is leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts for the animals for the first time in 30 years.

  • Published 26 December 2018
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TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Wednesday that it is leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts for the animals for the first time in 30 years, but said it would no longer go to the Antarctic for its much-criticized annual killings. Japan switched to what it calls research whaling after the IWC imposed a moratorium on commercial whaling in the 1980s, and now says stocks have recovered enough to resume commercial hunts. Chief…

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