whaling

Japanese Fleet Slaughters 333 Whales In The Name Of ‘Science’

Japanese Fleet Slaughters 333 Whales In The Name Of ‘Science’

In a disturbing repeat of last year, Japanese whalers returned to port Friday with the carcasses of 333 minke whales on board. Since 1986, a global moratorium has banned the hunting of whales, but Japan claims the killings are being done for “scientific research”.

Humans Killed Nearly 3 Million Whales In The 20th Century

Humans Killed Nearly 3 Million Whales In The 20th Century

International whaling bans have been in effect since the early 1980s, but many populations have been slow to recover. Using the current International Whaling Commission database and other sources, a new study helps explain why. Basically, we killed a lot more whales than we realised.