Japan Claims It Killed 333 Whales For 'Scientific' Purposes
Japanese ships returned to port this week with 333 minke whales. The country claims the whales were killed for research, but many aren't convinced.By Grant Suneson | March 24, 2016
After a three-month mission, a fleet of Japanese ships has returned home after catching 333 minke whales, more than 200 of which were pregnant females. Cue the angry reactions.
Japan's government claims the expedition was for research, but the U.N. International Court of Justice and scientific and animal welfare organizations have universally called BS.
For one, the Japanese say they’re studying minke whale migration, but killing the whales and putting them on your boat obviously prevents them from migrating. Second, most of those whales will end up as food.