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Norway's Whaling: Disregarding Welfare, Defying Logic


World  (tags: whaling, norway, international outrage, minke whale killings, destruction )

Simone
- 3451 days ago - wspa.org.uk
Norway's recently announced 2010 whaling quota is their largest since choosing to defy the International Whaling Commission (IWC) moratorium - effectively a ban - on commercial whaling in 1993. But as Norway take hunting to new levels, so WSPA's defence



   

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Past Member (0)
Thursday December 10, 2009, 8:18 am
Thank you!
 

Tonya B (120)
Thursday December 10, 2009, 9:09 am
Throw them all overboard and wave as you sail away.
 

(0)
Friday December 11, 2009, 1:32 am
Fighting a noble cause by commiting such ridiculous act is undignifying, especially if it is done by an entity such as a country. Have the world not spoken harshly enough? or have Norway missed to calculate if all this idiocracy continues, they might be banned from the rest of the world?
 

Jan Billy Pedersen (43)
Friday December 11, 2009, 8:23 am
Josephia banning Norwegian or Icelandic products are the only way, neither care about the public opinion, its all about money, they don't eat whales in Norway, all whale meat are exported to Japan. Thanks Simone
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Friday December 11, 2009, 10:59 am
'In 2009 Norway’s whaling season was cut short, the industry admitting diminishing demand. A key Norwegian buyer – previously purchasing about 30 per cent of the nation’s whale meat – also stopped selling it, citing lack of profitability.

So whaling is not only horrifically cruel – it isn’t clearly wanted, and certainly is not needed.

But despite this lack of interest, the animals that survived 2009’s short season were ‘rolled over’ to 2010, swelling the numbers.

WSPA’s Claire Bass: “The Norwegian government’s decision to allow its largest catch in 25 years defies all logic – the market simply isn’t there and setting an absurdly huge quota is not going to change that.”

“The government must stop providing life-support to this dying industry. It should instead invest time and money in developing its whale watching industry – by far the most lucrative, sustainable and humane use of whales in the 21st century.”'
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The oceans are being over-fished and DEPLETED; when the oceans are gone, which are the source of all life, then the rest of life on this Planet is doomed, more surely than by Global Warming.

Apparently Big Corporations have the clout, to have the Norwegian {and Icelandic} governments support their useless, non-productive whaling. It's all about quick cash money, with NO REGARD WHATSOEVER, for Sustainability and Ecology. {Let alone Compassion, the LEAST consideration when it comes to short-term Profit Taking.}

Do you know that both the Norwegian and Icelandic governments, thru NATO, ALSO SUPPORT THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN? and have sent and will be sending more troops there? Seems to me there's a CONNECTION there, in cruelty and lack of sense and sensitivety.....


 

Past Member (0)
Friday December 11, 2009, 9:10 pm
They are behaving like toddlers with selective hearing. Actually, no, my toddlers behave far better than that.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 3:07 am
They are placing the jobs of the whalers above the well-being of the whales, the desires of the rest of the planet, and all common sense. Talk about short-sighted!
 

. (0)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 10:53 am
Thannxxx these Norwegians are definitely the new pirates of the seas... I am shocked that a country of this standing would be into shedding so much blood.. they can be ranked in with the Japanese and the Chinese
 
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