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Japan plans to resume whaling next year
Japan plans to resume whaling next year

Japan informed the International Whaling Commission on Tuesday that it intended to resume hunting whales for scientific research next year, a move that conservationists called a defiance of the International Court of Justice ruling that Japan's whale kills are illegal. Since the commission invoked a moratorium on commercial whaling in 1986, Japan had been claiming an exception to the ban that allows whaling for scientific purposes and had set quotas of 1,035 kills in each of the last few years. The International Court of Justice ruled in March that Japan's failure to publish results from its purported research demonstrated that its claim of science-related whaling was a cover...

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