G20 leaders urged to denounce Japan’s ‘cruel assault’ on whales

FILE PHOTO: Workers carve into a Baird's Beaked whale at Wada port in Minamiboso, southeast of Tokyo June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File photo

TOKYO (Reuters) – Environmentalists from around the world urged global leaders at the G20 summit on Friday not to “turn a blind eye” to what they called a “cruel assault on whales” planned by host Japan when it restarts commercial whaling next week. Japan is withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Sunday and […]

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