The War Of The Whales

Roz Kidman Cox looks at the continuing conflict over the pursuit of whales since the International Whaling Commission voted for a moratorium on commercial hunting in 1982.


0120071119She recounts the story of the moratorium and listens to the views of pro- and anti-whalers on the basic issues of welfare, sustainability and necessity.

She examines the tactics that each side has adopted to try to gain the upper hand throughout the war.

02 LAST20071126Despite the 25-year ban, Japan continues to kill thousands of whales a year in the name of science while environmentalists complain that this is simply commercial whaling in a different guise.

But does this apparent conflict actually suit both sides?