Australia Calls for Ban on Japan Whale Hunt

Japan-Whale-HuntAn urge is being filled by the officials of Australia to the highest court of United Nation to ban the annual whale hunt of Japan. The solicitors in Australia will be requesting the International Court of Justice on Wednesday that Japan harpoons minke whales every year in the icy waters around Antarctica in initiating of a 1986 moratorium on commercial whaling.

Japan will be answering for the same in the upcoming week by telling the judges that the hunt is conducted for the scientific research. It will be responding with the statement that the hunt is allowed under the 1946 International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling.

The opponents suggests the program is a semblance for keeping Japan's dwindling whaling industry alive as the whale meat which is extracted from the hunt is being utilized in selling for consumption.

The court will be taking a months' time for settling the issues and framing any decision. The prosecutors from Australia will be urging at the International Court of Justice that the steps are being taken for saving the mammals for being extinct.

Australia is arguing that Japan is responsible for a loophole in the International ban on commercial whaling which was adopted by nations in 1986 by the International Whaling Commission.

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