If the answer is yes, then what they are doing is legally recognized as "Scientific research" under the IWC agreements as they presently stand.
Is it wrong to sell the meat remaining after the experiments are concluded or should it just go to waste ?
Japan has done nothing illegal here. Why should they be forced to cave into operations like the "sea shepherd" who are very much breaking the law ?Sea Shepherd maybe condemned under Japanese law or maritime law. Still, for me, the Japanese should stop first and begin to obey the moratorium which they themselves have agreed to in 1986.
Should we allow that precedent to be set ?