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Japan Cuts Antarctic Whale Quota
19th November, 2014
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Japan said on Tuesday it has cut its Antarctic whale-catch quota by two-thirds in a move it hopes will convince international opponents it is conducting genuine scientific research on expeditions in the region.



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Why Japan Needs To Stop Whaling

Recently, the UN ordered Japan to stop their annual whale hunt because it's illegal. Trace explains the history of whaling, and why we don't need it anymore.

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The International Court of Justice -- the highest court of the United Nations -- ruled in March that Japan was abusing a scientific exemption set out in the 1986 moratorium on whaling.

The court said the controversial programme, which sees taxpayer-subsidised Japanese boats harpooning the huge mammals and then selling on their meat, supposedly as a by-product, was a commercial hunt masquerading as research.

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