Despite Global Protests, Japan’s Whaling Fleet Sets Out Again to Hunt 260 More Whales
“Japan continues to snub international law and opinion by sending out its ships to kill whales,” said Dr. Joth Singh, Director of Wildlife and Habitat Protection with IFAW. “IWC member nations must take action in St. Kitts and hold Japan responsible for its disregard of the will of the international community – that says whales should be protected, not hunted.”
Japan has announced that in 2006 it will hunt 400 more minke whales than last year for a total of 1,070; as well as 10 fin whales, and a total of 160 endangered Bryde’s, sei, and sperm whales. This would bring the total number of whales hunted by Japan in 2006 to 1,240, the highest number since the 1986 hunting ban.
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