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Japanese Whaling Spearheads International Controversy

whale meat sold at japan market. Photo courtesy of planetearthherald.com.

Controversy arose last month after photos circulated of a harpooned whale allegedly aboard a Japanese ship in Australia’s Antarctic territorial waters. The incident sparked tension between Australia and Japan, in addition to global attention since there has been a worldwide ban on commercial whaling since 1985. Japan has continued whaling since the ban because they claim that it is for scientific, ... Read More »