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Japan to hunt 51 Minke whales

Japan is starting research whaling in the northern Pacific this Saturday despite international calls to stop this practice

A minke whale
A minke whale

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.

Whaling ship Yushin Maru in Kagoshima, Japan, April 2008
Whaling ship Yushin Maru in Kagoshima, Japan, April 2008

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.

Protected Minke Whales dead on the deck
of the Nisshin Maru ship, January 2013
Protected Minke Whales dead on the deck
of the Nisshin Maru ship, January 2013
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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.

Canned minke whale meat for sale in Japan
Canned minke whale meat for sale in Japan
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Modern technologies and techniques allow scientists to study marine animals without harming them, IFAW points out.

An inflatable whale is floated in Sydney Harbour
as part of a IFAW protest against Japan's policies, June 2006
An inflatable whale is floated in Sydney Harbour
as part of a IFAW protest against Japan's policies, June 2006
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Vanya is one of Eatglobe's contributing writers and our resident wine expert.

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