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.
|01||20071119||She 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 LAST||20071126||Despite 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?