TOKYO (AP) — Hundreds of pro-whaling Japanese officials, lawmakers and lobby group members have vowed to continue whale hunts despite a world court ruling that halted the country's Antarctic whaling program....
International conservation groups have praised the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to order a halt, temporarily at least, to Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean. The Court ordered Monday the immediate revocation of special permits granted to Japanese whalers to kill and gather whales in the name of scientific research....
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Court of Justice says that Japan's Antarctic whaling program is not for scientific purposes and has ordered a temporary stay on the program....
The “Relentless Operation” of the Sea Shepherd Australia (SSA) is in distress following the attacks of Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean. Captain Peter Hammarstedt of The Bob Barker alleged that Japanese fleet has assaulted his vessel for the third time this season and has sounded alarm to the Australian Government asking for rescue. However,...
An International law expert from the Australia National University said Australia cannot stop the Japanese from whaling in the Southern Ocean and its relentless monitoring activities have no legal ground. Donald Rothwell told the ABC that Australia’s surveillance may compromise the country’s claim to sovereignty over the Antarctic. Speaking to Lucy Carter, Rothwell asked: Well the...
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