Pressure is on to lift whaling ban

 作者:澹台高赅     |      日期:2019-04-04 10:13:09
By Bob Holmes and Duncan Graham-Rowe THE annual global dust-up over whale hunting is about to kick off again. Next week, the International Whaling Commission, which regulates whaling, meets in South Korea. As ever, pro-whaling nations Japan, Norway and Iceland will push for an end to the moratorium that has banned commercial whaling since 1986. Anti-whalers fear they will win support from other sympathetic nations. And with a majority of votes, pro-whalers could make substantial changes to the IWC – although they would need a three-quarters majority to overturn the moratorium itself. Leaving aside the machinations at the IWC,