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