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International Court Orders Halt to Japan Whaling

A panel of judges in The Hague has ruled that Japan's whaling activities are not for scientific purposes and has ordered a temporary halt to whale hunts in the Antarctic. By a majority of eight to four, the International Court of Justice ruled Monday that Japan has not justified the number of minke whales it takes under its program. The court ordered Tokyo to stop issuing whaling permits and revoke permits it has already issued to catch and kill whales for research...

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