Japan lays out testimony at anti-whaling case | Pacific Beat

Japan lays out testimony at anti-whaling case

Japan lays out testimony at anti-whaling case

Updated 5 July 2013, 14:22 AEST

There has been some developments in the Australian-led case in the International Court of Justice seeking to outlaw Japan's annual whale hunt in Antartic waters.

In its first deposition Japan launched an impassioned defence whaling program - insisting that it gathers valuable scientific data that could pave the way to a resumption of sustainable whaling in the future. Japan maintains Australia is pursuing the case to impose the country's cultural aversion to whaling rather than to right an international legal wrong...

Presenter: Tracee Hutchinson

Speaker: Mick McIntyre, Whales Alive

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