Japan continues to defy the world in its slaughtering of whales despite international prohibitions and a 2014 ruling of the International Court of Justice that its claim of “scientific research” is transparently fraudulent. The latest outrage involved the killing of 333 minke whales on a four-ship, 115-day expedition — death toll that included 200 pregnant females.
Critics scoff at the suggestion that these whales are taken for science. While organs are removed on the pretense of science, the obvious purpose is the meat which is delivered to market to feed the desire for whale. Because it’s breeding time in the southern seas, 90 percent of the females were pregnant.
Japan continues to defy scientific and environmental groups from around the world even though the demand for whale meat has fallen among the Japanese.