The Institute of Cetacean Research claims for their research that they must, "some indispensable data have to be collected by lethal means, which simply cannot be obtained by non-lethal means. JARPA II is therefore a combination of lethal and non-lethal research." The lethal research would be internal organs, etc. If Japan can't find a way to conduct research on a non-lethal scale, then they shouldn't be killing whales for all these years that they have. Whales are a very precious animal and don't deserve to be killed just for a countries research.
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