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Whaling: The hunters and the hunted

Thirty years into a moratorium on commercial whaling, hundreds of the marine mammals, some endangered, are killed every year—some in open defiance of the ban, others in the name of scientific research.

dateOct 28, 2016 in Ecology
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Whaling watchdog concludes discordant meeting

The world's whaling watchdog concluded a typically discordant meeting Friday with defeats for both the pro- and anti-whaling camps, and the organisation's very purpose called into question.

dateOct 28, 2016 in Ecology
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Japan, West clash over 'cultural' whale hunts

Japan pleaded with the world's whaling watchdog Wednesday to allow small hunts by coastal communities, arguing that for three decades these groups had been unjustly barred from a traditional source of food.

dateOct 26, 2016 in Ecology
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