Every year around December, Japan sends a whaling fleet of normally 7 vessels down to Antarctica’s coast to hunt and slaughter whales under the fraud legality of “Scientific Research”.
In 1994 the International Whaling Commission (IWC) established the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary in these waters hunted by the Japanese. Japan being the only opposing country. Despite the sanctuary being put in place, the Japanese whaling fleet continued (and still continues) to go down to the Southern Ocean every year to hunt whales… But how is this allowed in a sanctuary?
There was what many have called a “loophole” in the paperwork that stated a certain amount of whales may be taken from these waters for scientific research purposes. Japan saw this opportunity and took it without second thoughts. So, Japan set itself a quota of whales and began their “scientific research”, which is not scientific or research at all. It is a cruel slaughter of gentle souls that must stop.
On the website for Japans Whaling Association it shows a picture of a Yushin Maru… this picture is fixed so it does not show the giant harpoon on the bow which plays a key role in this “research”. This makes it obvious that Japan does NOT want the world to see what they are doing in this remote part of the globe. The picture below is what really happens when the world is not looking…
Also on the website it states that the Yushin Maru is a ‘sampling’ ship, when it truth it is a kill ship.
Japans “scientific research” activities in the Southern Ocean are lies, propaganda used to fool the eyes of those who know. Most of the world knows they are there, but some do not know what really is going on at the bottom of the world.
During this season the Japanese Whaling Fleet will go out, look for a whale/ pod of whales (with their set quota of approximately 1,000) and chase it in their agile ships that can reach 22 knots, faster than the fastest whale in this ocean can swim. After chasing the creature till it is tired, the harpooner will try to get a shot in with an explosive tipped harpoon, which causes great pain and rarely a quick death the animal. When the harpoon is lodged into the whale by the claws of the tip, then it is over for this soul. With the screams from this magnificent being echoing off glaciers and bergs, the whalers continue with this slaughter. If the whale does not die within a few minutes a second harpoon may be shot causing even more pain. The swift ship may drag the whale backwards (while attached to the ship) until it drowns in its own tears and blood. A rifle man may come to the bow and shoot the whale until it has passed. Or in worse cases an electric lance will be used against the whale emphasizing the horrible agony that must be going through its great brain. Sometimes this may take as long as 30-60 minutes, as such a mighty mammal is difficult to take from the Earth. Then only is the pain over, until the next whale is spotted.
After the passing of the whale, the ship must be quick to get it transferred to the factory ship— the Nisshin Maru— for processing and packaging to be sold in markets across Japan.
It has been described as a massacre… a murder… a mass extinction waiting to happen… and its so messed up that is allowed in the Oceans when it would not pass on land, where people can see it. If a pig were screaming, thrashing, and crying in the back of a butcher shop while it was being killed then the authorities would come in, shut the place down, and arrest the owner. But not in the Ocean, because almost nobody is there to really see the truth, which I hope was received while reading this article. Japan is not researching anything, they are lying to the world to cover up for them sneaking their way through the system when they are really commercial whaling. When they are really taking the lives of innocent creatures every year out of greed.
May the truth be revealed, and this madness be put to an end.