February 27th, 2013
05:03 AM ET

Japan minister sees no end to whaling

Japan will never stop its annual hunt for whales, a government minister has reportedly said, amid recent clashes on the high seas between environmental activists and Japanese whaling ships.

"I don't think there will be any kind of an end for whaling by Japan," Yoshimasa Hayashi, the Japanese minister for agriculture, forestry and fisheries, said in an interview with the French news service Agence France-Presse on Tuesday.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    But what about the cows?
    Aren't cows people too?

    February 27, 2013 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  2. fernace

    There Will be an end & soon! Once there are no whales left, due to Ja. pans over harvesting & destruction of these beautiful & important creatures, the minister will have to eat his words along w/his last whale steak!!

    February 27, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |