In this story, a little good news, I suppose. Japan failed in its attempts to get the moratorium lifted on whale hunting. That is the good news. The bad news is that Japan, Norway and Iceland already are at least partially ignoring the world wide ban on killing whales.
All three countries allow their whale hunters to kill Minke whales for "scientific observation". The Japanese require 400 dead Minke whales annually and the Norwegians require 800 dead Minke whales annually for "scientific observation". The "scientists" sell the whale meat after their "observations". In Japan the meat fetches $150 per pound.
All in the name of science, don't you see?
Linked to: my industry reports, Skyrunner, Baynham's Backyard, (I don't know - it's all in Japenese), and besides, you couldn't read it anyway. In addition, he hasn't posted since May - probably out searching for a whale steak he can afford to buyAustralian Conservation News, Jennifer Marohasy, Dreaming of a Wierder World Everyday, Mutant Frog, Life's Rich Pageant, Project Nothing, Harvard International Digest (maybe I should have spell-checked the post before linking this one, veritas?), 1 + 1 = 3,