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It appears that the Japanese nation will never accept defeat on any field of conflict!

We are compelled to listen to their pathetic reasoning for hunting and destroying Whales of all types (ongoing research to help preserve the species) whilst we all know that they just hunt Whale-meat to fill their dinner tables!

How long do we have to listen to the lies and deception from these arrogant destroyers of marine life,....because it is part of their culture?

We need to remind these people that they launched an invasion against the world once before and were resoundingly defeated.

Maybe it is time that the majority of nations that stand opposed to wholesale Whale slaughter became realistically involved in the imposing of embargos and sanctions against the recalcitrant Japanese nation to try to guide them along the right track!
Posted by Cuphandle, Tuesday, 20 November 2007 10:01:54 AM
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Why is it that whaling is such an emotive issue? Why doesnít the emotion extend to fisheries of all sorts that are being unsustainably harvested?

Arenít vastly more creatures killed in just about every other commercial wild harvest in the world?

Isnít the scale of Japanese whaling really quite small and well within sustainable limits?

Are we really hung up on this issue predominantly because whales are so big, intelligent and mammalian, whereas fish, even the big ones like tuna and the long-lived ones like orange roughie, are simply thought of as vastly inferior creatures that are not really worthy of our concern, despite the huge harvesting pressure that they are under?

Cuphandle, is the Japís only fault here that they are trying to dupe the world into believing that their harvest is for scientific reasons rather than being straight with us and calling it a limited commercial harvest?

I'd prefer to see no whaling happen. But much more significantly, I don't I want there to be unsustainable harvests of any creatures.

I think the latter issue deserves several orders of magnitude more attention than whaling.
Posted by Ludwig, Tuesday, 20 November 2007 10:55:07 PM
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Ludwig:
If an Orchardist expects to produce a bountiful harvest from his trees, he must pick off any diseased fruits before they spread the problem to other healthy fruits, or he ends up with no harvest at all......so it is with Whaling, Fishing, Gorillas, etc etc... you name it. We have to tackle each and every problem as it occurs or where we can apply pressure to reduce it!

Any issue that involves "indiscriminate" killing of any of our fellow creatures should be considered an "emotive issue" and no doubt we could embark upon a long lasting discussion regarding the killing of cattle and sheep (for our cultural reasons), however this particular issue of "indiscriminate whaling" is simply a matter of the Japanese people thumbing their noses at the rest of the world and their action pleads for some form of prevention before it is simply too late!
Posted by Cuphandle, Wednesday, 21 November 2007 8:19:52 AM
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What is indiscriminate about it?

It seems very discriminate to me; the targetting of certain species and certain number of each species.

And in the absence of any significant whaling by any other country, it is of a very minor scale
Posted by Ludwig, Wednesday, 21 November 2007 8:38:27 AM
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Why we should allow whaling:

http://ozpolitic.com/sustainability-party/why-allow-whaling.html
Posted by freediver, Wednesday, 21 November 2007 9:41:27 AM
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This is good freediver. I support it fully.
Posted by Ludwig, Wednesday, 21 November 2007 10:48:52 AM
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