Japan is often criticized for allowing whale hunting. And when fishermen recently tried to rescue a 15-m sperm whale that became trapped in Japan’s Uwajima Bay, it seemed like payback time for the whales. One rescuer said, “We had tried to scare the whale away from the shore.” The whale’s response was to lash out at the fishermen’s boat, causing it to capsize. One of the humans drowned. The whale proceeded out to sea.
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