"Flights, Girls and Cash Buy Japan Whaling Votes"

An investigation by the Murdoch-owned Sunday Times that included undercover stings documented that Japan's pro-whaling coalition at the International Whaling Commission is built in large part with a vote-buying operation aimed at small and poor nations. Japan denies the practice. The IWC meets in Morocco June 21-25 to consider a deal which would allow Japan to continue whaling.

The Sunday Times (UK) had the story June 13, 2010.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010