Japanese to Kill More Than Three Hundred Whales Each Year

01.07.2015

Japanese officials plan to resume commercial whaling, banned in 1986. However, Japan still continued to kill whales with scientific research as an excuse.

All this time the International Whaling Commission has not received convincing evidence that such research are really being conducted. However, the Japanese did not give up, and in 2014 they organized an expedition to Antarctica, whose members did not have to kill animals. Then Tokyo once again presented plan of whaling for scientific purposes, but the document was rejected.

Japanese to Kill More Than Three Hundred Whales Each Year

Eating whale meat for food is an age-old tradition in Japan, it is even included in school lunches. The authorities are determined and have already prepared a new version of the plan, according to which from 2015 to 2027 it is planned to catch 333 minke whales annually.