Australia 'disappointed' by Japan's return to commercial whaling

National Jul 2, 2019

Australia 'disappointed' by Japan's return to commercial whaling

The Australian government voiced its concern Tuesday at Japan's return to commercial whaling following its departure from the International Whaling Commission at the end of June. Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Environment Minister Sussan Ley said in a joint statement that Canberra urges Japan ...

National Dec 27, 2018

Anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd 'delighted' by Japan's IWC withdrawal

A U.S.-based marine wildlife conservation organization declared a "victory" in making the Antarctic Ocean a whaling-free zone after Japan announced its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial catches in its economic zone in July. "Sea Shepherd's objective of ending the slaughter of ...