Japan ships leave on whaling expedition in Antarctic through March

National Nov 18, 2016

Japan ships leave on whaling expedition in Antarctic through March

Japanese vessels left Friday to conduct what Tokyo calls "research whaling" in the Antarctic Ocean through March. Japan is planning to hunt 333 Antarctic minke whales in its second whaling expedition in the Antarctic Ocean since an international court ruled against the practice in 2014, ...

Resentments sustain a moribund meat trade

Environment Feb 11, 2007

Resentments sustain a moribund meat trade

by David Mcneill

Many environmentalists around the world hope that the whaling issue in Japan will simply fade with the now moribund industry. In Japan, though, the political prowhaling lobby has never been stronger. Japan's domestic campaign is backed by the 98-strong Parliamentary Whaling League (PWL), whose members ...