Hundreds of whales killed for ‘scientific research’ in Japan

By Science World Report – March 28, 2016

A Japanese research fleet has killed hundreds of whales, including pregnant ones, in the name of scientific research. According to a report, Japanese researchers have killed more than 300 whales for a scientific research in the Antarctic.

Commercial hunting of whales has been banned by the United Nations (UN) since 1986, but that does not include the killing of whales for scientific research. While the Japanese researchers have claimed that they killed the pregnant whales to determine the age of maturity of the whales, many have pointed to the fact that the leftover meat is actually sold in the market.

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