START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x
 


who is against japan and norway and greenland whaling. i discuss about how whaling started how it happens why it happens and should there be hunting. and also i have a forum for you people to have your say on whaling.
Members:Code of Conduct
Visibility: open
Membership: open
Group Email: whaling@groups.care2.com


Host:

Group Communication  

  Discussion  (Create New Topic) Posts Last Post
  There are no recent posts. View Archives    
More Discussions  »
Host Sharebook


Nov 30
{ else }   Poll: should japan be allowed to continue on there whaling slaughter
by jordan b. (0 comments | 0 discussions) — more »


Nov 29
{ else }   Alert: helping out whales
by jordan b. (1 comments | 0 discussions) — more »

more »
From the Web

 
There are currently no feeds available.
 
Member Sharebook
( Use tag: *group:whaling* )
 
{ else }   Blog: another year of whaling slaughter  
APANESE whalers will face the most powerful anti-whaling protest ship they have ever seen when they try to kill up to 1000 whales south of Australia this month.

The Leviathan - a converted US Coast Guard ship recently bought by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and its leader Paul Watson, who rams whalers to stop them killing whales - is coming to save the whales.

The 61-metre ship has a top speed of 17 knots, enough to run down the Japanese whalers and the Leviathan crew won't be simply waving banners and trying to get in the way.

Captain Watson has sunk 10 ships in his 27-year crusade to save the leviathans of the sea.

Yesterday he vowed to hurl all the might and speed of his new ship against the Japanese whaling fleet.

Last year Captain Watson watched in frustration as the whalers outran his 48-year-old trawler Farley Mowat despite its attempt to ram and tear open the side of the Japanese factory ship Nisshin Maru.

Six Japanese ships are due in the Ross Sea and Australian Antarctic waters in the next couple of weeks, determined to kill 935 minke whales and, for the first time, 10 fin whales, all in the name of science.

Equally determined to stop them will be the largest ever protest fleet of four ships, two from Sea Shepherd and two from Greenpeace.

Source: The Sun-Herald
Posted: Dec 6, 2006 12:13pm | (0) | (0) |  
Tags:
{ else }   Poll: Tokyo, Japan This year the Japanese fleet will again try to kill 935 minke and 10 fin whales off the coast of Antarctica in wh  

(1 responses)
Posted: Nov 28, 2006 12:51pm | (0) | (0) |  
Tags:
Blog: Tokyo, Japan This year the Japanese fleet will again try to kill 935 minke and 10 fin whales off the coast of Antarctica in wh  
The Japanese Fisheries Agency whaling fleet leaves Shimonoseki, Japan  bound for the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary with plans to harpoon 935  minke whales and 10 endangered fin whales.

The Japanese Fisheries Agency whaling fleet leaves Shimonoseki, Japan bound for the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary with plans to harpoon 935 minke whales and 10 endangered fin whales.

Tokyo, Japan — This year the Japanese fleet will again try to kill 935 minke and 10 fin whales off the coast of Antarctica in what the whalers are calling a "feasibility study" for expanded "research" whaling.

Earlier this year, Japan's whalers announced to the International Whaling Commission meeting that its previous "feasibility study" was a "complete success".

"If the last feasibility study was so successful, then why do they need another one?" said John Frizell, Greenpeace International Ocean Campaigner.  "This programme is just a flimsy excuse to push for a resumption of commercial whaling, despite having no market needs in Japan."


Not really about science

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) agreed to a moratorium on commercial whaling that came into effect in 1986.  In 1987, Japan began its lethal "research" programme, and continues to sell the result of this "research" in shops and restaurants.

"To claim this whaling program is research is an insult to science and to the Japanese people," said Junichi Sato, Greenpeace Japan Oceans Campaign Project Manager.

Sato went on to explain, "This 'research' project is being pursued by small numbers of politicians and bureaucrats simply to maintain their vested interests in one of the most outdated industries in Japan and at the expenses of Japanese taxpayers' money".


Little support in Japan, strong opposition outside of it

An opinion poll in Japan carried out in June 2006 by the Gallup affiliate, the Nippon Research Centre, showed that 95% of Japanese never or rarely eat whale meat and more than 70 percent of Japanese do NOT support whaling in the Southern Ocean.

Lack of support within Japan is mirrored by widespread condemnation from the world community.  

"This is not science - these are commercial numbers of whales," Australia's Environment Minister Ian Campbell was recently quoted as saying. "This is a shameless charade, because despite the slaughter of hundreds of whales by Japan, we have yet to see any viable scientific results."

Posted: Nov 28, 2006 12:05am | (0) | (0) |  
Tags:
more »
Advertisement
NEWEST MEMBERS
MY NEWEST GROUP CONNECTIONS
No friend members
MEMBERS NEAR YOU
All members in
Advertisement

Our sponsors help keep this site free!

Advertisement

Our sponsors help keep this site free!