Japan announced December 26, 2018 that it was pulling out of the International Whaling Commission (IWC).
"We have decided to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission in order to resume commercial whaling in July next year," Japanese Cabinet Chief Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters at the time.
Commercial whaling has been illegal since 1986, but Japan has flouted the ban several times. Then the country declared that it is leaving the IWC in order to pursue the slaughter of whales.
Just one single day after leaving the IWC, Japan began murderering whales again.
This is a barbaric and destructive practice. If you agree, please sign my petition urging Japan to return to the IWC and stop whaling for profit.