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Mitchell Barry
Mitchell Barry Campaign leader

This article shows the reasoning for why the Japanese hunt whales.

Why Do the Japanese Hunt Whales? : Whale Wars: Animal Planet

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AP Photo Japanese Whaling History Japan has a long history of whaling. Half a dozen towns can trace their whaling history back hundreds of years, to when whales were driven into nets, harpooned repeatedly and then dispatched with either a long sword or a wooden plug driven into the blowhole. Hand harpoons dating as far back as 10,000 B.C.…Read More
Mitchell Barry
Mitchell Barry Campaign leader

This website shows and offers cool whaling facts that are interesting and useful for knowing and learning about whaling

Whaling facts and figures

Japan has killed 8,201 minke whales in the Antarctic for “scientific purposes” since the moratorium in 1986. A total of 840 whales were killed by Japan under special permit during the 31 years before the moratorium1. Japan took a total of 866 whales in 2006/07 season: 3 Southern Hemisphere fin whales, 508 Southern Hemisphere minke whales, 197…Read More
Mitchell Barry
Mitchell Barry Campaign leader

This article explains and shows the in depth detail of the lengths the Japanese has gone to, to hunt and harvest whales and claim it is for…Read More

What is “scientific whaling”?

Scientific permits to kill whales were included in the 1946 International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling for the purpose of legitimate research. All proposed permits have to be submitted for review by the IWC Scientific Committee but the ultimate responsibility for issuing permits is made by the member nation. WWF believes that…Read More
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