Wildlife populations declined by an average of 60% over the last four decades
The Japanese government decided to resume whaling in July of this year, reasoning that the world whale populations have stabilized.
In it’s peak whaling year, 1964, Japan slaughtered 24,000 whales. In recent years Japan has focused on Antarctic and Offshore Mink and other whale hunting. Japan also buys whale meat from Iceland.
Japan has been criticized recently for trying to grow the whale consumption market by promoting consumption to young people. Whale meat is also used for pet food in Japan.
People who are are concerned about this turnabout should support the boycott of Japanese manufactured goods; particularly motor vehicles and electronics.