Every year, Japan's whalers are pushing back and killing hundreds of sea mammals for "scientific purposes" – pretext is highly controversial …
Despite international protests, Japanese slaughtermen have harpooned a total of 177 whales in Northwest Pacific Ocean.
The excuse of competent fisheries ministry on Tuesday was – as every year – again hypocritical:
Supposedly, data on content of Walmägen were collected, and made available to International Whaling Commission (IWC).
According to Japanese government, whale slaughter is expected to continue unabated over coming yearsFoto: Getty Images News / Getty Images
However, whale slaughter is not interested in fact that Japan is not acting on behalf of IWC and Commission does not want to have results of previous studies.
In order to circumvent strict controls on whaling, government in Tokyo has repeatedly used loophole of whaling prohibition adopted in 1982.
This year, 43 dwarf whales and 134 Sewale fell victim.
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