In a shocking development, Japan has killed over 120 pregnant whales in an ongoing summer hunt in which the scientist of the country described it as the part of the “Scientific research.” The killings which care caused by Japan was termed as “Biological sampling” whose main aim is to investigate the dynamics and the structure of the Antarctic marine ecosystem.
This activity has fueled the prominent animal rights group, and they expressed their anger at Japan’s whale killing program which was going in the Antarctic Ocean. As per the latest figures, about 333 minkeAntarctic whales have been killed in last summer, and from it 181 were female, and 122 are pregnant. The annual summer hunt which has lasted 143 days and killed about 61 immature males and 53 immature females in total, as per the papers from the International Whaling Commission’s scientific community. According to the Alexia Wellbelove, who is the senior program manager of Humane Society International has criticised the “Cruelty of the Whale Hunt. She said,”It is a further demonstration, if needed, of the truly gruesome and unnecessary nature of whaling operations, especially when non-lethal surveys have been shown to be sufficient for scientific needs.”
Harpoons which are loaded with grenade are usually used to target the whales, and the carcass of the dead whale is then taken to the Japanese research vessel Nisshin Maru in which the contents of the animal’s stomachs, skull, and other body parts are examined.
In November, a video was posted in which one can see the brutality of the Japanese whale hunt in Australia Whale sanctuaries and this video was posted after five years as the Australian government feared it would harm the ties between Tokyo and Canberra.
As per Japan, it said that it would hunt about 400 whales in next decade.