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Activists from the Sea Shepherd fleet of anti-whaling vessels revealed video evidence on Monday of the slaughter of four whales by a Japanese fleet.
A battle is brewing over whaling in the Southern Ocean between Australia and Japan. Australia's Environment Minister, Tony Burke, has reiterated his government's strong opposition to Japan's "scientific whaling" program, dismissing claims that the expeditions have any scientific research merit.
Japan and the anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd exchanged barbs on Tuesday during a world whaling conference over the issue of hunting of cetaceans in waters around Antarctica.
This yearâ€™s IWC meeting in the Channel Islands is expected to include hot topics on whaling by indigenous peoples and reforms.