Several whale-hunting vessels have taken to the waters from Japanese ports with the official start of the commercial whaling season. They plan to catch 120 minke whales in the coming months. On Saturday, four ships – two in Miyagi Prefecture on the east coast of Japan’s main island of Honshu and two in Aomori Prefecture […]Japan harpooned again — World Animals Voice
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/11/campaigners-condemn-killing-of-minke-whale-trapped-in-nets-in-japan Campaigners condemn killing of minke whale trapped in nets in Japan Animal killed with what appeared to be exploding harpoon, after one ‘half-hearted’ attempt to free it Animal welfare campaigners have condemned the killing of a trapped minke whale off the coast of Taiji, a town in Japan best known for its annual dolphin cull. The […]Japan: They Love Killing Whales – Campaigners condemn killing of minke whale trapped in nets in Japan. — World Animals Voice
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-48592682 Japan is about to resume catching whales for profit, in defiance of international criticism. Its last commercial hunt was in 1986, but Japan has never really stopped whaling – it has been conducting instead what it says are research missions which catch hundreds of whales annually. But Japan has now withdrawn from the […]Japan is about to resume catching whales for profit in defiance of international criticism. — World Animals Voice
GLOBUS Correspondent Silia Tsigka examines Japan’s contentious relationship with whaling – and its potentially global consequences.