Environment Forum

Emotive debate resurfaces as whale meat exports resume

June 4, 2008

Thar she blows! An emotive and familiar but very important debate.

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News that Iceland and Norway have resumed whale meat exports to Japan for the first time since the early 1990s despite a U.N. ban is the latest twist in a saga that stirs passions in the conservation and animal welfare communities like few others.

A sting in the whale tale?

April 7, 2008

whale.jpgAsk many Japanese about whaling and they explain it’s part of their culture.¬†After all, Japan is surrounded by the ocean and¬†whaling and fishing have been part of Japan for many centuries.