First whales caught as Japan resumes commercial hunt after 30 years

A captured Minke whale is unloaded after commercial whaling at a port in Kushiro, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan, July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Masashi Kato

KUSHIRO, Japan (Reuters) – A small Japanese fleet caught their first whales on Monday in Japan’s first commercial hunt in more than three decades, a move that has aroused global condemnation and fears for the fate of whales. Japan has long said few whale species are endangered and announced in December it was leaving the […]

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