Thursday, March 19, 2009
S.KOREA LEADS RETURN TO COMMERCIAL WHALING
South Korea announced that it is going to resume commercial whaling and is seeking a permit from the International Whaling Commission. The request will be considered at the IWC's annual meeting in Portugal this June. Activists had feared the deal to allow Japan to commercially slaughter whales along its coast in exchange for reduced hunts in the Antarctic would open the door to more hunting. It now seems only a matter of time before other whaling countries follow suit.