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The Global Battle over the Whales Will Commercial Whaling Soon Become Legal?

This week an international conference is set to rule on whether commercial whaling should be legalized for the next decade. For years now, countries that hunt the massive sea creatures, like Japan, have made an outright ban on whaling impossible. Many are hoping a new compromise could open the door for a permanent ban on whaling in 10 years.
Translated from the German by Paul Cohen
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