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Whaling Ban Nearly Killed

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
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