Court rules to ban whaling

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The future of whaling in Japan maybe about to end after an international court has ruled against Japan.

The International Court of Justice has ruled that Japan’s annual whale hunt in the Antarctic was not really for scientific purposes.

Japan had always claimed the reason for the whale hunt was to gain scientific research.

The ruling was a major victory for whaling opponents and means that Japan will not be able to hunt for minkes in the icy Southern Ocean.

The judgment was praised by Australia, which was the country that brought the case against Japan in 2010.

Over the past few years Japan has taken around 850 minke whales each year.

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