31 Mar '14, 10am

World court rules Japan's #whaling not for scientific ends, revokes permits

World court rules Japan's #whaling not for scientific ends, revokes permits

An undated handout photo released on Feb 7, 2008, shows a whale (front) and another (partly seen at right) being dragged on board a Japanese ship after being harpooned in Antarctic waters. Judges at the highest UN court ordered Japan on Monday, March 30, 2014, to halt whaling in the Antarctic, rejecting the country's argument that the catch was for scientific purposes. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP AMSTERDAM (REUTERS) - Judges at the highest UN court ordered Japan on Monday to halt whaling in the Antarctic, rejecting the country's argument that the catch was for scientific purposes. The International Court of Justice sided with plaintiff Australia in finding that the scientific output of the whaling programme was modest in comparison with the number of whales killed. It said no further scientific whaling licences should be issued. "In light of the fact the JARPA II (research programm...

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