"Research Whaling" Nothing But a PR Ruse for Slaughter

As Bob Burton revealed last year in PR Watch, the whaling industry is using "scientific research" as PR subterfuge to revive commercial whaling. Burton described the unethical work of one US-based PR flack, Alan Macnow, who has run a pro-whaling campaign called "Friends of the Whalers." Today the New York Times reports that "Japan plans to double the number of whales it kills in the North Pacific each year under a program that it describes as scientific research but that American and some European officials say is commercial whaling."