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Stop Antarctic Whaling, Int'l Court Tells Japan

A court rules that the Japanese whaling program is not scientific and that it failed to justify the number of whales it kills, writes Justin McCurry in the Guardian

The International Court of Justice has ordered a temporary halt to Japan's annual slaughter of whales in the southern ocean after concluding that the hunts are not, as Japan claims, conducted for scientific research. The UN court's decision, by a 12-4 majority among a panel of judges, casts serious doubt over the long-term future of the jewel in the crown of Japan's controversial whaling program.  Read the story

Last modified on Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Published in: Dispatches
Tag:: whaling

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