Kyodo Senpaku has been found guilty in a case brought by Humane Society International – the first verdict of contempt of the environment act

An Australian court has found a Japanese whaling company guilty of “wilful contempt” of court for breaching an order to stop killing whales, and has fined it $1m.

On Wednesday, the Australian federal court heard an application by Humane Society International (HSI) as part of a decade-long legal battle against the company Kyodo Senpaku to stop Japan killing whales within Australia’s Antarctic whale sanctuary.

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Source: Guardian Environment