Wailing on Whaling

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The threat of extinction led to a 1986 worldwide moratorium on commercial whaling, but today in Japan, whales killed in the name of science end up in trendy restaurants, and Norway has tons of blubber it wants to sell. This week, both countries are trying to get the moratorium lifted, claiming the whale population has been restored. Outraged environmentalists have the US on their side. Are there enough whales to resume commercial hunting or are they still in danger of extinction? We get commercial, political and environmental perspectives from Norway, Japan, Dominica, and the US.
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Carnegie Mellon University's CERT Coordination Center


High North Alliance

International Whaling Commission

Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law

US Attorney General



Warren Olney