Will World Court Ruling End Japan's Whaling?

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April 01, 2014 AT 8:38 AM
Japan's whaling in the Antarctic is at a crossroads after the International Court of Justice ordered the program stopped. The court concluded the supposed scientific research program is actually a guise for commercial whaling. This week's ruling cannot be appealed, however the ruling only affects an Antarctic hunt, and Japan can continue research hunts of about 300 minke whales in the North Pacific and around the Japanese coast. Because of this experts say calls could grow for Japan's research program in the North Pacific to be scrutinized as well.