Whaling Ban Nearly Killed

American Voicesgovernmentanimals ISSUE 42•24 Jun 20, 2006

Led by strong opposition from Japan, the body that governs commercial whaling came close to overturning the 20-year-old ban on the practice. What do you think?

  • “The need to whale is maybe the only part of Japan's weird, demented culture that I come close to understanding.”

    Alex Billings –
    Jeweler

  • “Has anyone been monitoring the whales' songs? Has there been any change in them since this story broke?”

    Laura Feinstein –
    Production Assistant

  • “It would serve those whales right for guzzling up half our krill.”

    Ed Cambers –
    Translator