Japan Intends to Blatantly Violate International Law and Kill Whales in the Name of ‘Science’ | One Green Planet

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whaling-1200x772The Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) reports that the Japanese NEWREP-A proposal, which would kill 3,996 minke whales over the next 12 years for “lethal research,” has failed to demonstrate any need to hunt whales for scientific research.

Japan has declared its intent to continue hunting whales in the Southern Ocean regardless. At a press conference in Tokyo on June 19 following the release of the IWC report, Japan’s IWC Commissioner, Joji Morishita, said that Japan’s plans remain unchanged.

“We of course intend to resume whaling again this year,” Morishita told a news conference.

Despite its determination that Japan had failed to demonstrate the need for lethal research, the Scientific Committee noted they could not make definitive findings on NEWREP-A, because the plan contained “insufficient information.” The IWC had been expected to decide whether NEWREP-A addressed the issues that led to Japanese whaling being ruled illegal by…

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