Report: Japan is hunting its whales and dolphins to extinction
Coastal hunts for whales, dolphins and porpoises -- a tradition said to go back centuries -- are going wildly unchecked in Japan, according to a new report. From The Guardian:
The coastal hunts, which include the controversial slaughter of dolphins in Taiji are no longer sustainable and should be phased out over the next 10 years, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency said in a report launched in Tokyo on Thursday.
...The EIA estimates that more than a million whales, dolphins and porpoises have been killed in Japanese waters in the past 70 years.