Skip to comments.Japan says there is ‘fatal flaw’ in Australia’s case against whaling practices
Posted on 07/15/2013 7:37:03 PM PDT by TexGrill
Japans legal counsel at the International Court of Justice in The Hague is mounting their final defense in the case brought by Australia against their scientific whaling program, JARPA II. Japans counsel, Payam Akhavan, has said that their main allegation against Japan has a fatal flaw, and that is the record of debate at the International Whaling Commission.
Australia claims that the JARPA II program, which has already killed more than 10,000 whales under article 8 in the treaty, does not have the element of true science. For the past 26 years, this has been debated by the IWCs scientific committee. Akhavan says that article 8 does not require scientific consensus but just scientific purpose, and on that reason alone, the JARPA II is legal. The best they can say is that there has been a scientific disagreement over the whaling program.
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Because some fish are special
So if Japan’s purpose is truely scientific, they should have no trouble dumping every last scrap of the whale back into the sea after the experiments are complete.