Japan announced December 26 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.
Commercial whaling has been illegal since 1986, but Japan has flouted the ban several times. Now the country is declaring that it is leaving the IWC in order to pursue the slaughter of whales.
This is a barbaric and destructive practice. If you agree, please sign my petition urging Japan to return to the IWC and not resume whaling for profit.