Tuesday April 1, 2014, 12:55 am
Although I am not the impassioned animal advocate that many of my friends are, I have been a long term fan and supporter of the Sea Shepherds and an opponent of brutal Japanese commercial whaling in the Antarctic under the guise if scientific research. Therefore, I am very happy to share this news.
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 4:55 am
“The evidence does not establish that the programme’s design and implementation are reasonable in relation to its stated (scientific) objectives,” Tomka said."
And it never has. These beautiful creatures are among the most intelligent in the oceans of Earth. Anyone who has seen the video of the Humpback Whale Freed From Nets beautiful whale freed in this video cannot deny their intelligence and ability to reason, nor their gratitude. They deserve so much better than we humans have given them. This video proves it, more "scientifically" than any tripe the Japanese have ever put forth.
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 6:16 am
This was on our eight o'clock national news last night, but I already got this splendid news from Greenpeace in the afternoon. Kudos to Australia, well, actually to their previous Labour government, for getting the Japanese to stop their Antarctic whaling. I hate to be a party killer, but Japan has only promised to stop whaling in the Antarctic and Greenpeace fears it is going to step up their whaling in other regions. So more action is needed to stop Japan, Iceland and Norway once and for all.
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 11:25 am
Iceland needs to treat whales like its citizens, not like its bankers. The other two countries probably need to treat whales more like their bankers, but I am not an expert and am open to correction.
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 10:05 pm
"It just makes no sense to slaughter endangered animals far more intelligent that people who vote Republican."
Amen!!!!! There is only one thing in this entire world less intelligent than a Republicanus/Teabgger and that is the person who would actually vote for this ethically challenged intellectual light weight. A grade of grass has more intellect!
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 3:02 am
Apart from the insanity and lies about the whale slaughter being 'scientific' (oh please!) – they concealed the fact that there are stockpiles of slaughtered whale parts that the whale killers can't get rid of – the poor creatures are also high in PCBs and other vile things.
I do hope this ban holds – there are brave people in Japan speaking out about the wickedness and stupidity of killing whales, but it isn't easy for them.