Dieser Text wurde noch nicht übersetzt. Wir danken für Ihr Verständnis.
Japan is starting research whaling in the northern Pacific this Saturday despite international calls to stop this practice
Japan is going to do research whaling in the northern Pacific Ocean, starting from this Saturday through the end of October, despite international calls to stop this practice.
The International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling allows countries to kill whales for scientific purposes, but setting and regulating the catches remain responsibilities of the individual governments.
Research whaling is nothing more than commercial whaling, conducted under the guise of science, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Special whaling permits are granted by the applicant country itself and they require whale meat to be used - sold or given away.
Modern technologies and techniques allow scientists to study marine animals without harming them, IFAW points out.
Vanya is one of Eatglobe's contributing writers and our resident wine expert.