Japan: It Slaughtered Over 120 Pregnant Whales in Annual Antarctica Summer Hunt.

Japan Slaughtered Over 120 Pregnant Whales in Annual Antarctica Summer Hunt

A prominent animal rights group has expressed outrage at Japan’s controversial whaling program after it emerged that more than 120 pregnant whales were slaughtered last year during the country’s annual hunt in the Antarctic Ocean.

Latest figures show that 333 minke Antarctic whales were killed last summer, 181 of which were females and 122 of which were pregnant.

The annual summer hunt, which lasted 143 days, killed 61 immature males and 53 immature females or 114 in total, according to meeting papers from the International Whaling Commission’s scientific committee.

Humane Society International senior program manager Alexia Wellbelove criticized the “cruelty of Japan’s whale hunt.”

Read more at  http://www.newsweek.com/japan-kills-120-pregnant-whales-antarctica-946431?piano_t=1

 

 

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