Japan's attempt to overturn commercial whaling ban fails

Anti-whaling nations defeat proposals that would have allowed for the return of hunts

An attempt to overturn the decades-old global ban on commercial whaling has failed, to the relief of conservationists.

Anti-whaling nations defeated by a decisive margin proposals from the Japanese government that would have allowed for the return of whale hunts.

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Source: The Guardian
Japan's attempt to overturn commercial whaling ban fails