Com­mer­cial whal­ing

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At the In­ter­na­tional Whal­ing Com­mis­sion this month, Ja­pan pro­posed to end the ban on com­mer­cial whal­ing, es­tab­lished in 1986 to pro­tect vul­ner­a­ble whale pop­u­la­tions. Ja­pan’s del­e­ga­tion claimed that stocks of some types of whale have re­cov­ered enough to al­low “sus­tain­able” hunt­ing. De­spite the cur­rent ban, Ja­pan al­ready kills 333 whales a year for “sci­en­tific re­search”.

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