Japan has sent its first whaling fleet to the Antarctic Ocean with a mission to kill 333 minke whales for research purpose.
What the real scenario is?
This scientific expedition comes despite an International Court of Justice ruling and fierce objection. Japan has consistently defied its decision insisting that it’s vital for building a body of research. According to Japan, Minke whales are indeed the most common baleen whales in the ocean, and they’re not endangered. At the same time ome conservationists point to a steady decline in the animal’s numbers over the course of the past few decades as a warning against even this sustainable whaling.
Australia and other countries have put strong objections against the decision of Japan.