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Whaling (Electric Killing Apparatus)

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 October 1950

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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the apparatus for killing whales by electricity has now been given sufficient trial to permit him to decide whether steps should be taken to render its use obligatory.

No. The trials carried out during the 1949–50 Antarctic whaling season were not conclusive, but further tests will be carried out in the coming season.