Global body rejects pro-whaling countries bid to have decades-old ban on commercial hunting overturned at Brazil summit.
A Japan-led proposal to lift a 32-year ban on the commercial hunting of whales has been rejected by a global body for the conservation of the mammals.
During a bi-annual summit in Brazil, member states of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Friday voted down the motion by 41 to 27.
Two member states – Russia and South Korea – abstained, while one – Monaco – did not participate.
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