Japan Goes Whaling – level 1

11-07-2019 07:00

In 1986, whaling is banned. People ban whaling because some types of whales are almost killed off.

Last year, Japan says people there are going to hunt whales again. Last Monday, they begin hunting. Five small ships go whaling. They are hunting three types of whales. Two of these are in danger. There are not many of them.

Japan says that whaling is its tradition. Japan whales from the 12th century. Also, Japan says that it hunts only 227 whales a year.

Difficult words: whaling (hunting whales), ban (make something illegal – say that people must not do it), hunt (catch and kill and animal for food).

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