Flights, girls and cash buy Japan whaling votes June 15, 2010Posted by tkcollier in Enviroment, Geopolitics, In The News.
Tags: Endagered Species, Environment, Japan, St. Kitts, Whales
A SUNDAY TIMES investigation has exposed Japan for bribing small nations with cash and prostitutes to gain their support for the mass slaughter of whales.
The undercover investigation found officials from six countries were willing to consider selling their votes on the International Whaling Commission (IWC).
The revelations come as Japan seeks to break the 24-year moratorium on commercial whaling. An IWC meeting that will decide the fate of thousands of whales, including endangered species, begins this month in Morocco.Thanks Michelle Hester.