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Animal welfare group challenges Japanese whaling in Australian sanctuary

An international animal welfare group brought a landmark legal case accusing Japan’s last commercial whaling company of killing more than 400 whales in an Australian whale sanctuary.Humane Society International (HSI) told AFP the case against Kyodo Sepaku Kaisha was aimed at pushing the Australian government to adopt tough tactics to protect whales in its territorial waters near Antarctica. Spokeswoman Nicola Beynon said public information released by Japan to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), detailing the geographic coordinates at which so-called “scientific” kills of minke whales took place, showed they were within the sanctuary.Full Story

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