60% of Japanese support whale hunt: poll

AFP

TOKYO — Sixty percent of Japanese people support the country’s whaling program, but only 14 percent eat whale meat, a new poll showed Tuesday.

The survey comes less than a month after the United Nations’ top court ruled the annual mission to the Southern Ocean by Japanese whaling vessels was a commercial hunt masquerading as science in a bid to skirt an international ban …

April 23, 2014, 12:08 am TWN
www.chinapost.com.tw/asia/japa…

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Iceland sends record 2000 tons of finback whale meat to Japan

Kyodo News International

An Icelandic whaling firm has sent 2,000 tons of finback whale meat to Japan, believed to be a record amount in a single shipment, members of environmental groups said Tuesday …

GlobalPost – April 22, 2014 3:40 pm
www.globalpost.com/dispatch/ne…

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Canada: Government Removes Humpback Whales from ‘Threatened’ Species List to Pass Oil Pipeline Project

By Jack Moore

Canada’s government has downgraded the protection of North Pacific humpback whales in order to allow the $7.9 billion Northern Gateway pipeline project to go ahead.

The decision has changed humpback whales status as “threatened” to a “species of special concern” under the Species At Risk Act (SARA) …

International Business Times UK – April 22, 2014 17:54 GMT
www.ibtimes.co.uk/canada-gover…

More information:

Humpback whale removed from North Pacific endangered list
www.thestar.com/news/canada/20…

B.C. humpbacks lose ‘threatened’ status, opening door for Northern Gateway
www.ctvnews.ca/canada/b-c-hump…

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