Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Japanese whale hunt ended early

‘Japan’s whaling fleet has cut short its hunt in the Antarctic after a fire two weeks ago crippled the main boat.

The controversial annual hunt, which Japan says was carried out for research purposes, was meant to continue until the end of March.

But Japan’s Institute of Cetacean Research said the Nisshin Maru boat could not be fully repaired at sea.’

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