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Industrial Whaling Factsheet

Publication | 18 November, 2005 at 1:00

Call me Ishmael...! Whaling folklore speaks of tradition, of the noble hunt, of man pitting his wits against the ferocious sea and against mighty intelligent leviathans.But the history of whaling is far from glamorous, far from something to look...

Tradition, culture & science

Publication | 18 November, 2005 at 1:00

In recent years, Japan’s pro-whaling lobbyists have deployed a series of excuses for continuing the hunt, despite the existence since 1986 of a global commercial whalingmoratorium. First comes science: to gather much needed data, they claim, in...

Whale sanctuary under siege

Publication | 18 November, 2005 at 1:00

Established in 1994, the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary is under siege like never before. This year nearly one thousand whales can expect to find no quarter or refuge in the protected waters around the Antarctic. They will be hunted down and...

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