FROM John Hocevar
Japan Agrees Not To Hunt Humpbacks Japan says the International Whaling Commission has become a place for emotional fighting, rather than calm debate. But, at the request of the US, Japan will drop plans to kill humpback whales in the seas off Antarctica. John Hocevar is ocean specialist with Greenpeace .
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