🐋 IWC rejects Japan’s proposal to lift commercial whale hunting ban | Al Jazeera English

September 15, 2018 1:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Whales are staying safe from hunters for now – after a plea to end a 33-year ban on hunting was rejected by the International Whaling Commission.

Japan, Norway and Iceland argued commercial whaling should be allowed because whale populations have recovered – some from near extinction.

Conservation groups celebrated the decision, but Japan has insisted that its rights are being denied.

Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from the IWC meeting in Brazil.

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