Japan Updates Antarctica Whaling Policy in Defiance of the International Court of Justice ruling

In contravention with the March 2014 International Court of Justice ruling against Japan and its whaling activities in the Antarctica Whale Sanctuary and the ICJ order for that country to immediately withdraw its whaling fleet from the Sanctuary, Japan has put in motion a plan to continue slaughtering whales in this pristine zone through its so-called "scientific" whaling programs, recognized for years as a cover up for commercial whaling operations and a push towards the abolition of the Antarctica Sanctuary. ECCEA is one of the Non Governmental Organizations from Latin America, the Caribbean and international institutions urging their governments to take immediate action to stop Japan moving back into Antarctica and in doing so ensure the survival of this last great polar wilderness, its ecosystem and the whales.


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