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IWC Proposal Will Allow Commercial Whaling in Antarctic Ocean


World  (tags: whales, whaling commission, tragedy, commerical whaling, antarctic ocean )

Simone
- 3288 days ago - wildlifeextra.com.au
A new proposal announced by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) would, if adopted, for the first time in 25 years, endorse the killing of whales in their most precious feeding grounds, the Southern Oceans



   

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gail dair (0)
Saturday April 24, 2010, 12:01 am
noted thanks
 

Brooke Boroughs (24)
Saturday April 24, 2010, 12:25 am
No No Double No!
 

kay h (156)
Saturday April 24, 2010, 3:20 am
Noted with sadness....Thanks
 

Ingrid Offline A (209)
Saturday April 24, 2010, 10:18 am
Noted. Thanks for sharing Simone.
 

Patricia C (96)
Saturday April 24, 2010, 2:25 pm
I have a spiritual feeling about whales; they are awesome, intelligent, and one of God's greatest creations. When I have dreams about the end of this earth, whales are always in there. This is a nightmare, isn't it? Noted, thank you Simone.
 

JennyLynn W (246)
Saturday April 24, 2010, 2:34 pm
It's time for this to stop, and today is the right day for it to stop permanently!!
 

Alice V (0)
Saturday April 24, 2010, 2:59 pm
Oh, what IDIOTS,So shallow in there thinking. STOP, while we still have a few left. We are leaving nothing for our children. Soooo sad.
 

Carol L (219)
Saturday April 24, 2010, 3:30 pm
Noted....Thank you Simone
 

Abo r (107)
Saturday April 24, 2010, 3:30 pm
noted
 

Jane Gibson (2)
Saturday April 24, 2010, 3:51 pm
Noted. Thank you. How many of us can honestly say we wouldn't like to chase and harpoon all the whale killers? I'm afraid any humanitarian values I have go out of the window when I think about these evil specimens of our race.
 

Webb B (5)
Saturday April 24, 2010, 4:28 pm
The IWC proposal is outrageous! The Sea Sheppard has been on the forefront defending these whales for many years. Politics has no room in environment protection issues. PLEASE, EVERYONE, WRITE, FAX, EMAIL THE IWC AND VOICE YOUR OPINION REGARDING THIS DRASTIC PROPOSAL FOR THE SOUTHERN OCEAN. We can all make a change if we stick together. This is the last refuge on the planet for these whales. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CONTACT THE IWC. All our united voices will be heard & bring an end to this slaughter on the Southern Ocean. PLEASE EVERYONE, DO NOT LET THIS GO INTO EFFECT. There is time to prevent this from happening before June 2010.
 

Anne K (139)
Saturday April 24, 2010, 6:12 pm
I wish Greenpeace could harpoon whalers. And that trappers would be caught in leghold traps and snares.
 

Sylvie M (46)
Saturday April 24, 2010, 6:20 pm
Outrageous, scandalous, irresponsible... Words fail me to explain how I feel about that.
 

Sonny Honrado (5)
Saturday April 24, 2010, 6:40 pm
How far can some people go for the sake of profit?
 

Donna Smith (28)
Saturday April 24, 2010, 6:43 pm
noted,thanks
 

Dianne D (490)
Saturday April 24, 2010, 7:31 pm
This just isn't right. We must keep fighting.
 

Kristena Loy (7)
Saturday April 24, 2010, 7:38 pm
This is crazy after fighting so long to stop this kind of thing.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday April 24, 2010, 7:51 pm
Noted , not right , thanks !
 

Katz R (54)
Saturday April 24, 2010, 7:51 pm
this is insane
 

Webb B (5)
Saturday April 24, 2010, 8:07 pm
EVERYONE PLEASE GO TO AVAAZ.ORG & sign the petition which will be forwarded to the IWC. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THESE MAGNIFICENT CREATURES IN OUR OCEAN WATERS. PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION. PUT THE PETITION IN YOUR BLOGS. SPREAD THE WORD. PLEASE, PLEASE SIGN.
 

Kathy S (4)
Saturday April 24, 2010, 8:59 pm
We are brutal;there will be nothing left for our grandchildren. Why go to space,to ruin that too. I believe that the intelligent life will not let us get far,we don't know how to live with others on our own planet; Big waste of money
 

Rachel D (57)
Saturday April 24, 2010, 11:08 pm
I agree, June G.

Here we have intelligent creatures with a complex social system living in the ocean in shrinking numbers, creatures we are just starting to understand, and we're allowing an immoral group of people to hunt and kill them for profit.

It makes me ashamed to be human. We have not come anywhere since the 1800s.
 

Cate S (7)
Saturday April 24, 2010, 11:43 pm
Whaling is brutal & degrading. After 25 years battling to save whales, weak governments are going to cave in & allow this travesty. Shame on New Zealand. The Japanese 'catch' in the southern oceans has been significantly reduced this summer because of the fantastic work of Sea Shepherd. IWC - This is NOT the time to give in & the Southern Oceans must be protected.
 

Veronica G (108)
Sunday April 25, 2010, 2:11 am
Despicable idea; should not be allowed. Thanks for article.
 

Camilla Vaga (68)
Sunday April 25, 2010, 3:12 am
That is awful. I hope it can be stopped.
 

Michael M (0)
Sunday April 25, 2010, 6:46 am
Show your opinion on this issue to the Obama Administration, which is in favor of establishing allowable quotas on whales killed, at www.greenpeace.org. Countries, especially Japan, will not be deterred from their hunt due to arbitrary quotas. It will be open season on whale killing.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 25, 2010, 11:34 am
:((
 

Bracha Katz (31)
Sunday April 25, 2010, 2:31 pm
NO, NO! i want to scream, i want to cry. this can't be happening. .i was sure it wouldn't, it's too terrible.
 

Bracha Katz (31)
Sunday April 25, 2010, 2:35 pm
i know is sounded crazy on the last comment, but i'm really going crazy over this. i wish i could stop this.thanx simone.
 

Shannon M. (0)
Wednesday April 28, 2010, 12:51 pm
Gigantic Boycott of everything Japanese, Icelandic and Nordic!
 

Cheryl W (0)
Monday May 3, 2010, 12:47 am
UUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! Has the IWC gone MAD!!! How stupid! Who the hell is making such DUMB ARSE decisions or (how much is this person being bribed) FFS get a grip IWC and grow some balls. Our whale population is on the down turn and now you want to kill them off completely. It is beyond belief and comprehension. I shake my head in disbelief and shame at such stupidity.
 
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