Oh Happy Days! The UN International Court of Justice in a 12-4 Decision has ruled that Japans annual whale slaughter in the Antarctic is not for scientific purposes as they claim, and thus violates international law and must be stopped.
Japan has apparently agreed to abide by the ruling despite disagreeing with it.
I’ll admit- I’ll miss “Whale Wars”, the program on the Sea Shepherd’s annual attempts to stop the antarctic whale hunt, but I must say this is the most spectacular way possible for a tv show to have to end.
Brief article at the BBC here
The decision by the ICOJ here
The Sea Shepherds story here