It was announced today by the Japanese government that they have decided to resume whaling practices next July. Japan withdrew from the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW) in order to continue commercial whaling…great.
Japan announces withdrawal from International Whaling Commission pic.twitter.com/mHIdalhHuS
— Andrew Greene (@AndrewBGreene) December 26, 2018
Japan explained that they would only practice whaling within the territorial boundaries and economic zone, and NOT in the Antarctic Ocean where it is prohibited by the ICRW. They have claimed they will ‘contribute to the science-based management of whale resources…” Right. For science…
Plenty animal activism groups, as well as the general public have taken to social media to show their disgust towards the resumption of whaling.
This is terrible news! Greenpeace condemns the Japan government’s decision.
We must protect these majestic creatures and their ocean home. https://t.co/1oMgHEH9oe
— Greenpeace (@Greenpeace) December 20, 2018
Humanity is at war with the planet, and with catastrophic consequences. My piece on Japan’s sickening butchery of whales, and why it matters https://t.co/D2tA8rd10y
— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) December 21, 2018
So what are your opinions on Japan resuming commercial whaling? For or against?
Image Credit: @thkelley