Activists Protest South Korea’s Plans to Resume Whaling
South Korea’s recent announcement to resume whale hunting for scientific purposes triggered an outcry from environmental activists, according to news reports.
“We believe this move is a thinly veiled attempt by Korea to conduct commercial whaling under the guise of scientific research, similar to hunts conducted by Japan in the Southern Ocean whale sanctuary,” said Wendy Elliott, head of World Wildlife Fund’s delegation to the whaling commission.
A statement from the South Korean delegation to the International Whaling Commission announced ongoing work on a proposal to hunt minke whales for scientific purposes. (more…)