JAPAN: Whale meat caught for "scientific research" set to fetch profits in consumer market as food
The Institute of Cetacean Research, which represents Japanese whale hunters, revealed on Monday (29 January) that it would sell 574 tons of whale meat from 40 minke whales, 43 Bryde's whales and 5 sperm whales caught since last July. Critics believe this is proof that the Japanese practise of "research whaling" is no more than a veiled commercial enterprise.
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