Japanese whale hunters kill 122 pregnant minke

Japanese whale hunters kill 122 pregnant minke
 

Japanese hunters caught and killed 122 pregnant minke whales as part of its Antarctic summer "field survey".
A report sent to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) reveals hunters caught 333 minkes in total.
The team left Japan in November 2017 for the Southern Ocean and returned in March 2018.
Japan says its whaling programme is for scientific purposes, despite a 2014 UN ruling against its "lethal research" and widespread condemnation.
In a new research plan published after the UN ruling, Japan said it was "scientifically imperative" to understand... read more

 
30 May 2018 in World News, Views: 49
Source: BBC
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