Bridget Vercoe: Relocating the cruelty won’t save the whales

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Since its formation at last year’s International Whaling Commission meeting, the small working group on the future of the IWC, of which New Zealand is a member, has held a number of closed-door meetings.

In an attempt to find a solution to the polarised deadlock between the pro- and anti-whaling camps, the group’s two chairs have suggested a possible compromise deal. New Zealand Herald

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