The ruling punishes the firm for repeatedly killing Antarctic minke whales in an Australian Southern Ocean sanctuary.
400-pound Shabani is being compared to Zoolander, with its manly good looks and model poses.
The governing body of Japan's zoos and aquariums used to get its dolphins from the controversial and bloody hunt.
In crowded Tokyo, you can rent a mutt for a few hours of wet noses and unconditional loving from man's best friend.
The genial macaque garnered 1,467 votes, beating out 15 other finalists.
Japan plans to allow whaling in the Antarctic Ocean next year, though the International Court of Justice banned the practice in March. Continue reading →
Hunt is the first since the U.N.'s top court ordered Tokyo to stop killing the animals in the Antarctic.
Fishermen off the coast of Japan hauled in a rare shark recently, marking the 58th time in history one of its kind were seen or caught by man.
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