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Japan resumes commercial whaling for first time in 30 years

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Fishermen set sail to hunt whales on Monday after country’s withdrawal from International Whaling CommissionJapanese fishermen have set sail to hunt whales commercially for the first time in more than three decades, after Tokyo’s controversial decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission.The hunts are likely to spark criticism from environmentalists and anti-whaling countries, but are cause for celebration among whaling communities in Japan, which say the practice is a long-standing tradition. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/01/japan-resumes-commercial-whaling-for-first-time-in-30-years

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Publish date : 2019-07-01 00:52:04

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