Hat tip to John Lynch, where you can find a lively commentary on this issue.
“Australia’s government on Thursday released graphic pictures of Japanese hunters harpooning whales and dragging the bleeding carcasses onto a ship near Antarctica, calling it evidence of “indiscriminate” slaughter.
Japan denied one of the photographs showed a mother and its calf being killed, and accused Australian officials and media of spreading propaganda that could damage ties between the two nations.
The images were the latest salvo in the new Australian government’s stepped-up campaign against Japan’s annual whale hunt, which resumed recently after being interrupted by environmental activists who chased the fleet through icy waters at the far south of the world.” - Read the rest of the story at CNN.com
Below is a video that is very graphic in nature, but is real. I’m posting it below the fold so you can choose whether or not you want to look at it.