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International Ruling Puts Stop To Japan's 'Scientific' Whaling

NPR | April 1, 2014 9:08 a.m.

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Elizabeth Shogren

Since the world community banned whaling, Japan has continued to permit its fleet to kill whales under the guise of scientific research. The International Court of Justice in the Hague Monday ordered Japan to stop whaling in the Antarctic Ocean. Japan says it will abide by the ruling.

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