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Whale Wars: U.N. Court Rules to End Japanese Whaling

The U.N.’s International Court of Justice has ruled to revoke any “authorization, permit or license” that would allow Japan to continue their controversial whale hunts. Though killing whales is against international law, whalers in Japan utilize a loophole that allows them to organize hunts under the guise that they are conducting scientific research. The whaling activities have attracted activists like the Sea Shepherd group, whose mission to disrupt the hunts has been featured on the reality series Whale Wars. The U.N. court’s ruling follows a challenge to Japan’s whaling activities by the Australian government …

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