Japanese killing pregnant whales

Date: 1/10/2007

The Humane Society International reported findings from Japanese reports from the 2006-2007 whale hunt in Antarctic waters that show more than half the whales killed by Japanese whalers were pregnant females. Out of 505 Antarctic minke whales killed 262 were pregnant and one of three giant fin whales killed was also pregnant. These findings were released ahead of the resumption of a Federal Court case the Society is taking against a Japanese whaling company. The full hearing will be to determine whether Japanese whalers are in breach of Australian law when they hunt whales in the Australian Whale Sanctuary in Antarctica.

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