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Cruel 6 to 25 minute deaths of whales shot with exploding grenade harpoons revealed

The report, which has been submitted to the IWC and, ironically, is intended to demonstrate the improvements in hunting methods instead reveals that almost 20% of the whales shot by grenade tipped harpoons suffer between 6 and 25 minutes after being struck by harpoon containing an explosive penthrite grenade before they eventually die.

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