(Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is taking a stand in opposition to “merciless” Japanese whaling, The Telegraph newspaper stated on Friday, after a minke whale grew to become caught in fishing nets for 19 days earlier than being killed by fishermen this week,
Drone footage of the trapped whale within the port of Taiji captured the world’s consideration and obtained flak from animal rights activists and environmentalists internationally.
“At a time after we are already seeing the tragic and irreversible destruction of our pure world, with the ocean more and more pumped stuffed with plastics and local weather change threatening total ecosystems, it’s extra vital than ever to take a stand in opposition to the merciless apply of whaling,” Johnson informed the newspaper.
The Overseas Workplace can be elevating the difficulty with counterparts in Japan, the report added.
A Japanese fleet caught whales in 2019 within the nation’s first business hunt in additional than three many years, a transfer that aroused international condemnation.
Taiji is thought for its annual dolphin hunt.
(Reporting by Aishwarya Nair in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Nick Macfie)
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