Underreported: Laos, Japan, and the Future of Whaling

Laos has agreed to join the International Whaling Commission at Japan's request, and is very likely to support Tokyo's pro-whaling campaign. Yet Laos is landlocked and has no whaling interests. On the second part of today's Underreported, we look into allegations that Japan is plying poorer countries with aid...in exchange for pro-whaling votes in the upcoming IWC meeting in Alaska. Joel Reynolds, Marine Mammals Expert for the NRDC, joins us.