Lies covered whale slaughter
Tuesday 19 May 1998
Up to 70,000 sperm whales - the largest animals on Earth - were illicitly hunted down between 1949 and 1971, data presented to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) shows. The killings were covered up with "deliberate" lies by the Japanese and KGB threats to Russian scientists, claimed the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), based in London. It said this shows commercial whaling cannot be controlled, and should not be allowed to restart.
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