The International Whaling Commission was intended to conserve whale stocks and regulate commercial and aboriginal whaling, but most member nations believe it has evolved into a conservation treaty.
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HSI staff attended the 65th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Slovenia in September 2014. A roundup of results
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September 18, 2014
HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle commented on the results of the 2014 International Whaling Commission meeting.
September 11, 2014
Humane Society International Calls on the International Whaling Commission to Curb Violations of Global Moratorium
With the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission set to begin 15 September in Portoroz, Slovenia, pro-conservation countries prepared once again to take on Japan and other pro-whaling nations.
April 2, 2014
Japan announced that it would not send a whaling fleet to the Southern Ocean for the 2014 hunting season, and Rakuten.com said it would ban the sale of whale and dolphin meat.
March 31, 2014
The ICJ ruled that Japan's southern ocean whaling activities were in breach of the International Convention on the Regulation of Whaling.
March 31, 2014
HSI and The HSUS welcomed the ruling of the International Court of Justice that Japan’s whaling program is a breach of the global whaling moratorium and lacks scientific legitimacy in regard to the quotas set and the numbers taken.
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