News from the IWC

At the International Whaling Commission meeting in South Korea, Japan lost a crucial vote to expand its own whaling. For years, Japan has characterized its whaling, not as commercial activity, but as scientific research (“we’re not doing this to supply our markets and restaurants with whale meat but investigating whale physiology”). This year, Japan wanted to expand ‘research’ whaling as a way to “promote whale sustainability.” I don’t know whether this is the epitome of irony or merely outrageous. Apparently, most of the IWC members agreed with the latter.

One Response to “News from the IWC”

  1. iwc me says:

    great news, IWC is my work