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Japanese Whaling Operations Suspended

Discussion in 'Politics and Current Affairs' started by ssar, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. ssar

    ssar Newbie
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    Japanese Whaling Operations Suspended

    17 Feb 2011: "Japanese Fisheries Agency official Tatsuya Nakaoku said the Japanese factory ship, the Nisshin Maru, had suspended operations since February 10 "to ensure the safety (of the crew)" following numerous skirmishes with Sea Shepherd activists in icy Antarctic waters."

    Activists claim victory as Japanese whalers end hunt over harassment | News.com.au

    This is good news to wake up to this morning - The more whales saved from this disgraceful practice the better. Let's hope reports of "a changing tide of domestic opinion" in Japan are true..


  2. copestag

    copestag Android Expert

    yes this is a great victory for terrorists
  3. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Guest

    Lets not forget the fining of sharks by the thousands. Oh that's right sharks are mindless eating machines.
  4. nlsme

    nlsme Android Expert

    There are whales killed by americans every year.
  5. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time...

    Whales (and sharks) need to be hunted responsibly! To date, the whaling fleets of many nations (including Japan) take without consideration to the overall survivability of the species. Personally, while I disagree with the tactics used by the activists, I think this is a good decision by the Japanese fisheries agency... but it needs to be quickly followed by legislation recognizing that whales (and sharks) are not infinite resources along with a mandate that all future hunts will be limited... and in obeyance with International standards.

    Yes there are... and, in most cases, the whales taken by U.S. whalers are in accordance with International standards.

    Heck, even the Eskimo people in Alasks adhere to these standards. Eskimo's hunt for whales in limited numbers and only during specific times of the year. This is significant given that their villages have been living off whale-based products for untold generations.
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  6. nlsme

    nlsme Android Expert

    I just stated it, because a lot of people don't know.
  7. cipher6

    cipher6 Android Enthusiast

    So, someone doesn't submit to what you think the best course of action is, just violently attack and threaten them until they give in... there is a name for that you know... fascism.
  8. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    to be fair, I don't like their tactics, but the number of whales would likely be a lot less without them

    I hate insular attitudes, cipher
    just because you font know them, you don't care for them
  9. Tempusfugit

    Tempusfugit Android Enthusiast

    Oh yes, DAMN those japanese...

    Why can't they just abuse cows their entire lives like americans?

    I live like 40 minutes outside of LA and there is a dead cow some dairy farmer just dropped off in the ditch that I'll pass on the way to work.
  10. cipher6

    cipher6 Android Enthusiast

    I don't know them personally, but I'm aware of Sea Shepherd group and what they do. I've got discovery channel.
  11. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    I wholeheartedly agree with this post.
  12. copestag

    copestag Android Expert

    I definitely agree that whaling operations need to be dealt with......... in a legal fashion

    all this case goes to show the world though is that terrorism is the most effective way to get what you want
  13. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Guest

    No its just that the Japanese will take a lot of crap off people compared to other countries. This is the only reason why the pick on them. If this was lets say Russia they would of sunk the Steve Erwin long ago.

    I did love how when the whaling ship got their prop fouler and tried to use it on the Steve Erwin and they was all like that's not right and so on. I guess they forgot they was doing the same thing earlier. I am all for conservation but those guys are eco terrorists

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