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Australia prepares to block Japanese bid to kill whales for profit

Australia and other anti-whaling nations are set for a showdown with Japan amid reports it will formally seek to lift a ban on commercial whaling so it can slaughter the animals for profit.

  • Nicole Hasham
  • Brisbane Times

Japanese officials have reportedly confirmed the country will propose the resumption of commercial whaling at an International Whaling Commission meeting in Brazil in September, on the condition only whales with healthy population numbers are killed.

Fale 2bJapan’s current so-called “research” program kills whales in Antarctic waters – including in Australian whale sanctuaries – as well as off Japan’s own coast in the…

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