Japan’s Prime Minister Calls to Resume Whaling

CNN – Just months after being told the country’s whaling expeditions in Antarctica must stop, Japan’s Prime Minister has riled activists by suggesting he will push for their resumption.

On Monday, Shinzo Abe told a parliamentary committee he would like Japan to resume commercial whaling “in order to obtain scientific information indispensable to the management of the whale resources.”

Japan suspended its southern hunt after a long-awaited ruling from the International Court of Justice in March found that its justification for the hunt lacked scientific rigor.

Australia led the legal challenge against Japan’s justification of whaling in the ICJ, claiming the country was using scientific research as a cover for commercial whaling.

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