Opposing Japan’s whaling programme is “eco-imperialism”

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By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) – Opposition to Japan’s whaling programme is a kind of “eco-imperialism” that imposes one value system on another and is based on emotion, not science – much the way killing elephants is now opposed, Japan’s top whaling official said on Wednesday. Tokyo last week unveiled plans to resume whale hunting in the Southern Ocean in 2015-2015 despite an international court ruling that previous hunts were illegal, although it also slashed the quota for the so-called scientific whaling programme. …

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