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2006-02-10 11:09:12

LONDON (Reuters) - Japan's stock of whale meat from hunting for scientific research is so large that the country has begun selling it as dog food, a leading marine conservation organization said on Friday. British-based charity the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) said Japan's whale meat stocks had doubled over the past 10 years as it increased the number of animals it killed every year, despite a global ban on commercial hunting. "Whaling is a cruel activity and the...

2006-02-10 13:39:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Japan's stock of whale meat from hunting for scientific research is so large that the country has begun selling it as dog food, a leading marine conservation organization said on Friday. British-based charity the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) said Japan's whale meat stocks had doubled over the past 10 years as it increased the number of animals it killed every year, despite a global ban on commercial hunting. "Whaling is a cruel activity and the...

2006-02-10 11:05:00

LONDON -- Japan's stock of whale meat from hunting for scientific research is so large that the country has begun selling it as dog food, a leading marine conservation organization said on Friday. British-based charity the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) said Japan's whale meat stocks had doubled over the past 10 years as it increased the number of animals it killed every year, despite a global ban on commercial hunting. "Whaling is a cruel activity and the fact that Japan is...

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2006-01-19 06:00:00

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG -- Greenpeace said on Thursday it believes Japanese hunters have killed at least 123 whales in the icy seas off the coast of Antarctica since the start of the whaling season this year. The leader of a two-ship Greenpeace expedition stalking the Japanese whalers told Reuters by satellite phone that the environmental activist group had disrupted several hunts, but would not be able to carry on until the hunt ends in March. "Their hunting season goes until the middle...

2006-01-17 07:18:22

LONDON (Reuters) - Australia, Britain, Brazil, France and Germany were among 17 countries which this week called on Japan to halt to its Antarctic whaling program. "The fact that 17 countries supported this representation, shows how important this issue is, and the depth of feeling around the world," British fisheries minister Ben Bradshaw said in a statement. A written statement calling on Japan to "cease all its lethal scientific research on whales" was delivered to Japan's...

2005-12-21 06:15:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO -- Norway will step up its whale hunts to the highest in more than two decades in 2006, harpooning 1,052 of the mammals despite an international moratorium, officials said on Wednesday. The WWF environmental group blasted Oslo as whalers feted the decision, under which Norway would also expand hunts into international waters in the North Atlantic from its own zone for the first time since the 1980s. "The quota for 2006 is a step on the...

2005-11-18 07:27:01

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists will put their lives on the line to disrupt this year's Japanese whaling hunt, the group said on Friday. "Greenpeace will get out there and put ourselves between the whale and the harpoon to defend our oceans," Shane Rattenbury, head of the group's Ocean Campaign, told reporters in Cape Town's harbor. The activist group will leave South Africa in two ships within the next few days to search the vast Southern Ocean to confront the whalers...

2005-11-08 05:39:57

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese whaling fleet set out for the Antarctic on Tuesday on its first hunt after the country doubled its target catch -- a move condemned by anti-whaling nations. The six-ship fleet set off from the port of Shimonoseki in western Japan, aiming to catch about 850 minke whales, almost double the previous annual target of 440, and to add 10 fin whales to what Japan calls its scientific whaling program, a spokeswoman for the Institute of Cetacean Research said....

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2005-06-20 09:26:40

ULSAN, South Korea -- Pro-whaling nations suffered an early setback on Monday by losing a key vote at an international whaling meeting where they are aiming to take a majority and roll back conservationist measures. Members of the International Whaling Commission voted 30 to 27 to defeat a proposal offered by Japan to change voting procedures to a secret ballot. Conservationists said it was too early to claim victory because three states -- Gambia, Togo and Nauru -- that recently joined the...

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2005-05-24 07:29:59

SYDNEY, Australia -- Australian officials are trying to prevent a resumption of commercial whaling and halt Japan's scientific research whaling, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday. Even Prime Minister John Howard has joined the push, sending a letter to his Japanese counterpart, Junichiro Koizumi, saying Australia believes there is no basis for killing whales. "What the prime minister has demonstrated is that we are prepared to raise this at levels that it's never been raised before,"...


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