Photo: Why Is Japan Whaling's Bogeyman When Norway Hunts Too?



A whale caught off the west coast of Iceland on August 23, 2003, is hauled onto a fishing boat.

Iceland and Norway both have active whaling programs—including commercial hunting in defiance of an international ban—but Japan, which says it kills whales only for research purposes, receives most of the opposition and scrutiny.

AP Photo/Adam Butler


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