The Greater East Asian co-prosperity whale killing sphere gains ground
Whale murder ship
Japan gains key whaling victory
Pro-whaling nations have won their first vote towards the resumption of commercial whaling for 20 years.Lke Kyoto was a bad move for the US, this is an even worse move for Japan.
The meeting of the International Whaling Commission backed the declaration by a majority of just one.
Anti-whaling countries say they will challenge the outcome, which Japan has described as "historic".
But pro-whaling nations need support from three-quarters of the commission to overturn the 1986 ban aimed at protecting the endangered species.
The resolution, tabled by St Kitts and Nevis where the meeting is being held, declared: "The moratorium, which was clearly intended as a temporary measure, is no longer necessary."
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