An end to "scientific" whaling in sight?
Well, thatâ€™s a maybe. The Australian government is hoping that a new proposal from them will be able to cover up a loophole that letâ€™s Japan conduct whaling for â€œscientific reasonsâ€.
The Australian environmental minister Peter Garett said today that Australia will present their proposal next week in London during an International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting.
If Australiaâ€™s proposal gets accepted whaling for "scientific reasons" must be conducted according to the commissionâ€™s rules.
But this will not be an end to whaling. Several countries like Norway, Iceland and Greenland will still continue to brutally slaughter whales for "commercial" and "cultural" purposes.