Monday, November 17, 2008

Japan's "Scientific Research" Whaling Program

It looks like Japan's sending more ships out to Antarctica to conduct "scientific research" by catching and killing up to 850 minke whales and 50 fin whales, according to Greenpeace. The main ship in their fleet left quietly this morning. Australia, along with other members of the international community and various non-profit groups, has been urging Japan to stop this practice. The thing is that whaling's a part of Japanese culture and whale meat is considered a delicacy by many people in Japan. Greenpeace claims that the Japanese whaling industry is corrupt and collapsing. Read what else they have to say about it and find out how you can help speed the beginning of its end here.

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