Environment

Really Japan, 'Scientific' Whaling? You're Not Fooling Anyone.

The IntersectionBy Sheril KirshenbaumNov 20, 2007 6:58 PM

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A Japanese fleet has instructions to kill 50 humpbacks - and 1,000 whales total - under the shroud of 'scientific whaling'.

Why should we care? Well it's estimated that there are about 10,000 humpbacks coursing about the planet now... low numbers considering we had 240,000 in the North Atlantic pre-whaling. Ever notice how the actual term 'science' often appears in titles where the group may... say... be engaged in activities requiring public justification?

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