U.N. ORDERS JAPAN TO HALT ANTARCTIC WHALING
The Hague (AFP) - The United Nations’ top court on Monday ordered Japan to end its annual Antarctic whale hunt, saying in a landmark ruling that the programme was a commercial activity disguised as science.
"Japan shall revoke any existent authorisation, permit or licence granted in relation to JARPA II (research programme) and refrain from granting any further permits,” said the International Court of Justice’s Judge Peter Tomka…
Japan had the chance to walk away from it voluntarily, with honor and dignity. Now, it is branded a cheat, and has to bow down saying, “Hai! Hai!” Shame, shame.
Kudos to Sea Shepherd for their amazing campaign!
Still, Northern Pacific whaling, which kills some 500 whales a year, including Sperm whales, continues.
- Anthony Marr, founder
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)