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U.S. condemns Japanese whaling practices

Updated: November 17, 2006, 2:00 PM ET
Associated Press — Nov. 17, 2006

WASHINGTON — Japan's resumption of what it calls scientific whaling drew a complaint from the U.S. on Thursday.

The Japanese whaling fleet left port Wednesday, and Japan has announced it will kill up to 935 minke whales and 10 fin whales for research purposes.

"The United States views the current Japanese research plan as unnecessary for managing the whales in question. Almost all research objectives can be achieved by using nonlethal techniques," said Bill Hogarth, U.S. commissioner ...

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